Multi-Structural Class: What and How It Is Perceived

Tamah, Siti Mina (2013) Multi-Structural Class: What and How It Is Perceived. TEFLIN Journal, 24 (2). pp. 201-219. ISSN 0215-773 X

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Abstract

The perception of “students’ learning which equals students’ being given knowledge” has brought about the theatrical mode of classroom instruction which is typically characterized by whole-class presentational techniques in which teachers perform most of the talking in order to transfer the knowledge to the students. Since this mode was ‘attacked’ quite relentlessly,teachers have been continually challenged to make a professional change. The professional demand is fortunately facilitated by the existence of innovations in teaching approaches, one of which is cooperative learning. Argued implicitly and/or explicitly in some references (e.g. Kagan et al.,1985; Kaye & Rogers, 1968; Sharan, 1994; Slavin, 1994; Tinzmann et al.,1990) is that it is not a good idea to rely on the exclusive use of cooperative classroom. This article is then intended to provide a model of multistructural class design. It is in fact the exemplification of what the writer has implemented in her reading class of university students. Simply stated, the class which is designed to be multi-structural will be depicted and the students’ perception will, too. Keywords: multi-structural, whole-class technique, cooperative learning, students’ perception, learning together, jigsaw.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: multi-structural, whole-class technique, cooperative learning,students’ perception, learning together, jigsaw.
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: 18 Mar 2016 09:08
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 09:08
URI: http://repository.wima.ac.id/id/eprint/6214

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