The Perceptions of EFL pre-service teachers about cooperative learning

Çakmak Akpolat, Ebru
This study was an investigation into the perceptions and the experiences of EFL preservice teachers of about cooperative learning strategy in their educational setting. The study also revealed if there were any differences between the 2nd grade and the 4th grade EFL pre-service teachers about the issue. The study was conducted with 148 pre-service teachers from the Foreign Language Education department in a state university in Ankara, Turkey. The main data collection instrument was a questionnaire. The key findings that emerged from the responses to the questionnaire included the strengths of cooperative learning strategy, problems of cooperative learning strategy, the suggestions of students about cooperative learning strategy and the benefits of the use of cooperative learning strategy for future career. The students also provided information about frequent use of cooperative learning strategy in their EFL department and reported the techniques implemented in their course of studies. The study underlined no significant differences between the perceptions of 2nd grade and the 4th grade EFL pre-service teacher.


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Citation Formats
E. Çakmak Akpolat, “The Perceptions of EFL pre-service teachers about cooperative learning,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2016.