Team-Based Learning to Enhance Thai Undergraduate Learners’ Achievement Motivation in English Report Writing Course


The Team-based Learning (TBL) is accepted as the innovative small group pedagogy that emphasized on students deep learning. Additionally, TBL encourages learner’s motivation higher than traditional didactics and also is appropriate to the needs of class size expansion. Therefore, this class room action research aims at determining TBL implementation enhance to learners’ achievement motive in English for Report Writing Course. The samples used in this study are purposively selected from 105 English for International Communication Undergraduate Students studying in Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi Ayutthaya, Thailand in the academic year of 2009. The study draws attention to the effects of TBL implementation on intermediate undergraduate learners’ achievement motive including the effects on learning achievement levels of thinking: remembering, understanding, and applying. However, the learning achievement levels of thinking in analysing, evaluating, and creating of upper-intermediate undergraduate learners is significantly higher than others. On this basis, it is recommended that TBL may not only be the effective choice of teaching methodology to implement in large language classes with differential learners proficiency but also it could enhance to learners’ achievement motive.

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Nunthawadee Wongsathian, Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi, Thailand

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Conference: ECLL2015
Stream: Innovative language teaching and learning methodologies

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