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Cooperative learning in Intermediate Vocational Education : Foreign language learning

Koops, R.M. (2019) Cooperative learning in Intermediate Vocational Education : Foreign language learning.

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Abstract:This research is a practice-oriented research and discusses the value of cooperative learning for first grade students of intermediate vocational education regarding learning a foreign language. The research question stems from the concerns and daily experience on a large intermediate vocational education situated in central Netherlands. The experience as a teacher is that students of the intermediate vocational education often feel uncomfortable speaking a foreign language in class and they often have difficulties with reading. Because of the importance of reading and speaking a foreign language, especially English, students need to practice these skills more often and they have to get over the (speaking) hump. Cooperative learning gives students the opportunity to practice their communication skills and therefore prepare them for future face-to-face conversations, telephone conversations, communicating with customers and reading documents, articles and contracts. All types of skills that are needed for students who attend a financial business study and often consider pursuing a future career in business. The purpose is to investigate if lessons with cooperative learning activities have influence on learning a foreign language and if it has influence on better and more speaking of the foreign language.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
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