Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number4 December 2021 Pp. 462-475
Project Work in Moroccan EFL Classroom: between the Official Guidelines’
Recommendation and the Challenges of Implementation
Language, Communication, gender and educational engineering
Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences Dhar El Mehraz
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University
Received: 8/10/2021 Accepted: 10/18/2021 Published:12/15/2021
Project work is used in several educational settings, including foreign and second language teaching contexts. In the Moroccan English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom, the Moroccan Ministry of Education recommended implementing project work, and it is a common component of the Moroccan textbooks of English. Yet, there is a scarcity of studies conducted on the use of project work in Moroccan EFL classrooms. The main aim of the study is to investigate students’ and teachers’ attitudes towards project work. The study addresses the question about students’ and teachers’ attitudes towards project work and the factors behind those attitudes. It was conducted with sixty students and eight teachers belonging to two different high schools (Moulay Rachid and Abbas Sebti high schools) in Tangier. To collect data, the researcher made use of two data collection methods, namely the questionnaire and the interview. The results of the study showed that both students and teachers had positive attitudes towards project work. The results also revealed that not all teachers follow the steps of using project work. Based on the results, it was clear that the lack of technology is one of the most severe challenges that hamper the use of project work. The findings of this study could form the basis for further research and contribute to improving the learning and teaching situation in Moroccan high schools.
Keywords: challenges of project work, Moroccan EFL classroom, project work, teachers’ and students’ attitudes
Cite as: BOUQETYB, T. (2021). Project Work in Moroccan EFL Classroom: between the Official Guidelines’ Recommendation and the Challenges of Implementation. Arab World English Journal, 12 (4) 462-475.
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