Profile Issues in Teachers` Professional Development
versão impressa ISSN 1657-0790
PRIETO CASTILLO, Claudia Yanive. Improving Eleventh Graders’ Oral Production in English Class through Cooperative Learning Strategies. profile [online]. 2007, n.8, pp. 75-90. ISSN 1657-0790.
This paper aims to report on research carried out with eleventh graders at Colegio de Bachillerato Patria in Bogotá. The main objective of the research was to establish strategies to help students to improve their oral production in English. Instruments used to collect the data were: field notes, students’ and teachers’ surveys, students’ interviews and audiotapes recordings. Considering the data gathered, this research prompted a more cooperative environment among students in the oral process. Finally it was a way to motivate other teachers in the school to work with these kinds of strategies.
Palavras-chave : Cooperative learning strategies; oral interaction; interaction activities; collaborative learning.