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Title: PERCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES OF ACTIVE LEARNING IN EFL CLASSES OF DILLA UNIVERSITY
Authors: TAYE, GERESSU
Advisors: Dr. Tamene Kitila
Copyright: 2008
Date Added: 17-Jan-2009
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate perceptions and practices of active learning, to assess how the perceptions of instructors and students influence their practices of active learning and to identify factors affecting the implementation of active learning. To conduct the study, qualitative method was employed. The study was conducted in Dilla University and the data were collected from 60 students and 8instructors of the University .In the selection of the sample population purposive and systematic sampling were used. The main instrument of data collection was. The data were analyzed using percentage, mean and grand mean. The findings of the study revealed that the main implementers of active learning (instructors and students) have perceived active learning positively. In spite of their good perceptions, their practices of active learning were low .Among the factors affecting the effective implementation of active learning; instructors’ and students’ tendency to traditional/lecture method, lack of students interest, shortage of time, lack of instructional material and large class size were the major ones. Finally, recommendations were forwarded based on the major findings so as to minimize problems encountered and maximize the implementation of active learning.
Description: A THESIS PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUCATE STUDIES ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A ROREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1915
Appears in:Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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