Investigation of Cooperative Learning Techniques and Attitudes in Language Learning Classrooms

Safaa Mohammad Alhebaishi

Abstract


The study investigates the Cooperative Learning (CL) techniques implemented by intermediate school language teachers and examines students’ attitudes regarding the use of CL in language classes. To realize the objectives of the study, two instruments were used to collect data: observation reports and an attitude questionnaire. Observation were conducted in 31 classrooms in 12 intermediate public schools, and the attitude questionnaire was administered to 547 students. The observation results revealed that CL was not accurately implemented in a majority of the classrooms. Language teachers made several mistakes in the implementation of CL techniques. Furthermore, the results of the attitude questionnaire showed that the students’ attitudes towards CL were positive.

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Cooperative Learning Techniques, Students’ Attitudes, Language Classrooms

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