Cooperative Learning Applied in College English Reading Classes

Han Min

Abstract

Cooperative learning is a relatively new teaching approach which takes group work as a main form. Based on the theory of cooperative learning and by utilizing as an example a text from New College English (Second Edition) published by Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, this research aims to explore the effects of the application of cooperative learning to reading classes in college English teaching. Results show that application of cooperative learning is effective in college reading classes.

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  7. .000 -.5134 -3.108 .605 Sig. (2-taied) .958 Table 5: Results of Paired Sample T test for Pretest and Posttest of EG.
  8. Mean SD Variance Std. Error Mean t df 8.60 2.914 8.491
  9. 11.64 2.878 8.284 .460 -6.630 41 Sig. (2-taied) .000 Table 3: Results of Paired Sample T test for Pretest and Posttest of CG. Mean SD Std. Error Mean t df 8.56 3.104 8.53 2.702 .436 -.053 42 Table 4: Results of Independent Sample T test for Posttest of CG and EG.
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Min H. (2015). Cooperative Learning Applied in College English Reading Classes . In Proceedings of the Information Science and Management Engineering III - Volume 1: ISME, ISBN 978-989-758-163-2, pages 228-232. DOI: 10.5220/0006022902280232


in Bibtex Style

@conference{isme15,
author={Han Min},
title={Cooperative Learning Applied in College English Reading Classes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Information Science and Management Engineering III - Volume 1: ISME,},
year={2015},
pages={228-232},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006022902280232},
isbn={978-989-758-163-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Information Science and Management Engineering III - Volume 1: ISME,
TI - Cooperative Learning Applied in College English Reading Classes
SN - 978-989-758-163-2
AU - Min H.
PY - 2015
SP - 228
EP - 232
DO - 10.5220/0006022902280232