Innovation in group work presentation: a challenge responded

Tamah, Siti Mina (2015) Innovation in group work presentation: a challenge responded. In: Proceedings of The 24th MELTA International Conference, Kuala Lumpur. August Publishing Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, pp. 380-393. ISBN 978-967-0536-66-8

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Featuring active learning to promote student engagement, group work is prevalently utilized as its merits have undeniably indicated the way much of the real world works today. To assess the result of group work, teachers often employ group work presentation. Group presentation has been conventionally carried out by each group member preparing his/her own share known before the group presentation. This brings about the diminution of the two most important elements of group work namely positive interdependence and individual accountability. The positive interdependence is less strengthened and the individual accountability is ruined as it is not what its nature means. How can actually the two elements of positive interdependence and individual accountability be both strengthened? An innovation has been implemented by utilizing the idea of representative and role assigning which are determined on the group presentation day. Every group member should be ready for the whole section of the group task as a lottery will be done and role interdependence is determined on the day right before the presentation section. This paper reports a small-scale research I conducted in my classroom at Widya Mandala Graduate School. It reveals how the cooperative-learning oriented class is assessed and how the perceived challenge is responded by the Master of Arts in TEFL students who are often assigned to read independently and then perform group presentation. Prior to the main issues, related literature will be presented.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: English Education
English Education > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > English Education Study Program
Depositing User: Ms M.N. Siti Mina Tamah
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 10:38
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 06:51

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