Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number2.  June 2022                               Pp.500-511

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Algerian EFL Secondary School Students’ Attitudes towards Using Group
Investigation Cooperative Learning Model for Teaching English School Projects

Asma Belmekki
 Department of English, Faculty of Letters and Languages
University of Abbes Laghrour, Khenchela, Algeria
Corresponding Author:

Sabrina Baghzou
Department of English, Faculty of Letters and Languages
University of Abbes Laghrour, Khenchela, Algeria


Received: 3/27/2022                       Accepted:5/18/2022                    Published: 6/24/2022


To help secondary school learners overcome the difficulties they encounter when working on their English school projects, we have used one of the cooperative learning techniques Group Investigation (GI), based on the Sharan and Sharan (1992) Model. After applying the model, we wanted to determine the students’ attitudes towards project work and the new teaching method. Thus, this research study aimed to measure the effect of the Group Investigation technique on the students’ attitudes towards English projects in general and Group investigation in particular. We hypothesize that the GI model will positively affect the students’ attitudes and motivation towards their school English projects. To reach the aim of this descriptive quantitative study, we developed a four-section attitude scale, and the current situation is described by analyzing the data obtained from the applied scale. The study’s sample is a focus group of 21 students studying at Elhachemi Bouzidi Secondary School in Khenchela, Algeria. The research data were collected, coded, and analyzed using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS 24.0 Packet program). The researcher also used Cronbach’s Alpha to measure the scale’s reliability. The research findings reveal that the applied model positively influenced the students’ attitudes, project performances, motivation, target language use, and cooperation.
Keywords: cooperative learning, group investigation model, oral project presentation, project-based learning, secondary
school students’ attitudes

Cite as:  Asma Belmekki, A., & Baghzou, S.  (2022). Algerian EFL Secondary School Students’ Attitudes towards Using Group Investigation Cooperative Learning Model for Teaching English School Projects . Arab World English Journal, 13 (2) 500-511.


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Received: 3/27/2022 
Accepted: 5/18/2022  
Published: 6/24/2022

Dr. Asma Belmekki Holds a Ph.D. in Didactics of the English Language from Abbes Laghrour University, Khenchela, Algeria. She is also a secondary-school teacher of English. She has been teaching English for ten years. Her research interests center around Didactics, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Culture and Psychopedagogy.

Dr. Sabrina Baghzou holds a Ph.D. in Language and civilization from the University of Mohamed khider, Biskra, Algeria. She is currently teaching as an associate professor at the University of Abbes Laghrour Khenchela, Algeria. Her research interests center around teaching foreign languages, culture, and culture teaching.