The Impact of Group Work in Improving EFL Medical Students’ Academic Performance


Group Work is modern instructional approach in which students learn best when they are actively involved in the process of learning. Researchers report that, regardless of the subject matter, students who work in small groups usually like to learn more of what is taught and keep it longer than when the same content is presented in other instructional techniques. This study aimed at investigating the impact of Group Work on the students' academic performance. It aimed also at creating healthy climate. Students learn effectively in groups, encourage each other to ask, explain, justify opinions, evaluate and reflect upon their knowledge. It is adopted the descriptive and empirical methods. The data for this study was collected by means of a questionnaire of 20 items distributed to 50 students from Medical College at Jazan University in 2014. SPSS was the tool analysis. The analysis reveals that group work proves to be an effective, suitable and interesting technique for both instructors and students. In grouping, learning is dependent on the socially exchanging information between individuals and in groups and each learner is responsible for his/ her own learning and helping others to learn.

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Ahmed Altayeb Yousuf Alhaj, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia

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Conference: IICLL2015
Stream: Learning Strategies

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