THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING ON THE READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS IN TURKISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE


Bolukbas F. , Keskin F., Polat M.

TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, cilt.10, ss.330-335, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.330-335

Özet

Cooperative learning is a process through which students with various abilities, gender, nationalities and different level of social skills carry out their learning process by working in small groups and helping each other. Cooperative learning is a pedagogical use of small groups which enable students to maximize both their own and others' learning.

Cooperative learning is a process through which students with various abilities, gender, nationalities and

different level of social skills carry out their learning process by working in small groups and helping each

other. Cooperative learning is a pedagogical use of small groups which enable students to maximize both their

own and others’ learning.

This study was carried out in order to identify the efficiency and the effects of cooperative learning techniques

on the reading skills of the students who learn Turkish as a second language. A total of 40 students (20 subjects

in experimental group, 20 subjects in control group), who learn Turkish as a second language at Istanbul

University Language Center, participated in this study which was done in accordance with the ‘pre-test post-test

control group’ model as one of the experimental research designs. In the experimental group, cooperative

learning techniques were used for reading comprehension activities, while traditional teaching model was

followed in the control group. The data were gathered through the ‘Reading Comprehension Skills

Achievement Test’ developed by the researchers, and a number of suggestions were made to develop reading

skills in teaching Turkish as a foreign language.