Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Collaborative Activities in English Language Classrooms: A review of Secondary Schools in Pakistan

Naheed Haq, Dr. Uranus Sadat


Collaborative learning is a method of teaching and learning in which groups of students work together to complete a task, solve an issue, or create a product. Objectives of the study was to assess the collaborative learning activities in English language leaning at secondary school level. Research questions of the study were; What Is the attitude of teachers towards using collaborative activities in classroom? How collaborative learning strategies effects on students learning at secondary level? What are the challenges that teachers face during collaborative activities in the class? Researcher used a mixed method approach and employed interpretive methods. Researcher used the self-completion questionnaire to get a picture of the wider situation across the participants, identify different phenomena among them, and then explore these phenomena in more depth during semi- structured interviews. 170 participants, who were promised confidentiality, anonymity, and non-traceability, were purposively sampled from targeted population for quantitative data. 12 participants were selected for interview for qualitative data. The majority of participants have a positive attitude toward Collaborative learning activities. The majority of teachers cited collaborative work as a means to motivate students to learn, foster interaction, boost self-esteem, and encourage participation and contribution throughout the lesson. Further study found that respondents encounter difficulties when organizing collaborative endeavors, including overseeing students' adherence to tasks, organizing time for collaborative work, supplying pertinent materials, designating individual responsibilities, and fostering teamwork attitudes and conduct.