Using Collaborative Learning Strategies to Improve Creativity in EFL Writing: Attitudes and Actual Use
This qualitative study aims at exploring the collaborative learning strategies adopted by EFL teachers. The study also investigates the actual use of these strategies among the participants. Ten EFL teachers have been chosen based on the convenience sampling. To answer the research questions, the present study has made use of two instruments, namely interviews and observations. The interview results revealed that the participating teachers expressed their opinions on how they used collaborative learning strategy for promoting their students’ creativity in EFL writing. Classroom observations revealed that all the teachers who claimed to employ this strategy used a combined set of collaborative teaching activities. Additional research should be conducted and results should be interpreted and spread in the field for effective professional development.
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