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An Experimental Study of the Effects of Student Teams Achievement Division (STAD) on Vocabulary Learning of EFL Adult Learners

Ishtiaq, Muhammad and Zuraina, Ali and Salem, Muhammad (2017) An Experimental Study of the Effects of Student Teams Achievement Division (STAD) on Vocabulary Learning of EFL Adult Learners. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ), 8 (3). pp. 356-375. ISSN 2229-9327

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Abstract

Student Teams Achievement Divisions (STAD) has been considered as an important cooperative learning strategy in progressive pedagogy. A number of studies have supported the use of STAD in different subject areas and in different socio-cultural contexts. However, it is still an under researched area in countries like Saudi Arabia where English is taught as a Foreign Language. This quasi-experimental study was conducted in Unaizah Community College, Saudi Arabia. Both the experimental group and the control group were tested on 2000-word vocabulary test. A vocabulary test was prepared and administered by the researchers at the beginning of the experiment as a pre-test. The experimental group was taught with Student Teams Achievement Divisions (STAD) strategy whereas the control group was taught with traditional whole-class instruction method. The treatment was carried out for two weeks. At the end of the experiment, the same vocabulary test was re-administered as a post-test. Independent samples t-test was used to analyze the data using SPSS 21. Results showed that there was a significant difference between the experimental group and the control group in favor of the experimental group (p=0.002 < 0.05).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cooperative learning, EFL learners, STAD, vocabulary learning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Zuraina Ali
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2018 08:25
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2018 08:25
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/18729
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