Students Teaching Students: An Action Research Project Incorporating Active Learning at Language Classroom

Rabeya Binte Habib
2017 Journal of Education and Human Development (New York)  
This action research is the reflection of a continued practice within the context of an unconventional course work, during the trimesters of 2016, requiring students of two core courses in English department to create learning experience for their juniors of the same through active learning. Active learning is said to provide students with the key skills that the employers look into (Fitzsimon, 2014). The research focus is to equip a group of responsible soon-to-be graduates and
more » ... and out-to-the-job-market with inventiveness, communicative skills, self-efficacy to face nearly unknown audience, teamwork, time management, and also a sense of ownership or control over their learning among many others. "Three E's" of explorative data collection in action research (Creswel and Garrett, 2008; Mills, 2000) has been enquired to obtain findings incorporating active observers' experience through overall observation report, enquiry through questionnaire survey with expert observers, and finally through examination of record by means of student teachers informal journals. The findings from qualitative data of these three groups of respondents suggest that today's students prefer varied learning experiences that include many of the elements which would fall under the second theme of 21st century innovation and learning skills (P21st Century Skills framework, 2007). The findings also revealed leaners' being positive toward task accomplishment.
doi:10.15640/jehd.v6n2a20 fatcat:aryb5we63zap5dy47x5jmknsh4