International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies
Volume 2, Issue 6, 2022
Application of Cooperative Learning Strategy in English as L2 Classroom
Author(s): Dr. Ibrahim Aisha Abdullahi
This paper focuses on the relevance of the cooperative learning approach. The approach in the foreign language classroom is believed to increase language use, improve communicative skills, build confidence and stimulate learner autonomy. It also looked at the meaning of cooperative learning seen as a communal activity in which learning is carried out through the mutual exchange of information. Within the framework, group members are responsible for their own construction of knowledge as well as for facilitating the learning of the group members, strategies for cooperative learning, principles through creating conditions for language learning and knowledge of the learners, advantage cooperative learning in allowing interdependency and cooperation within the group giving opportunities to group member to accept the ideas and thought of other group members and disadvantages not all students may participate equally in collaborative activities, with the more serious students shouldering the responsibilities for the assigned task., disadvantages; It expensive in that learning environment that will allow positive interdependence and cooperation is needed in cooperative learning as well recommendation Teachers must be properly trained in the field of cooperative learning as well as Remediate package by making teachers in cooperative learning to be properly guided to serve as a pivot to students in organizing and formulating objective though the approach is learner-centred. A conclusion is also drawn.
Keywords: Cooperative Learning, Strategies, Grouping, Interaction
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