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Table 3.4: Students’ expectations in using CL in English lesson
3.1.2. Data analysis from teacher interviews
184.108.40.206 Current situation of teaching “project” in the class
Five of the two English teachers are invited to participate in interviews.
The interviews were recorded to ensure objectiveness and truthfulness of the
research results. Five questions were asked.
Question 1: Can you tell me about the purposes of project part in English 10
The first teacher said that: “Transfer from the learning form geometry to
the community education format is direction”
The second teacher give answer that: “Transfer from the theory to the
operate transport to live life and transfer from the dependencies to the
community player group activity”
Question 2: What activities did you often use in teaching “project”?
In order to know what kinds of activities are often utilized in doing
project assignments in project classes, question 2 “What activities did you
often use in teaching “project”? was conducted.
Teacher 1 said: “I used work in pairs activity in project lesson. Because it
is less time that students were prepared it at home, so work in pairs is a
useful technique in project because it can help students to make a topic
Teacher 2 gives their opinion “Because in lesson 7 learn both looking
back and project, so we didn't enough time to make this activity in class.
And I often give it make homework and then i will check old lesson on
Question 3: What difficulties did you use in teaching?
Teacher 1 said “I have never found out a suitable activity to teach project,
so my students is not interesting in lesson”
Teacher 2 said “My difficulty is need spend more time for teaching
Question 4: In your opinion, what are causes?
Teacher 1 said “I think that one of the causes lead to the difficulties of
project: the first, students are not self-motivated. The second, project is a
difficult task to students”
Teacher 2 said “Project is a difficult task, students also are lazy, teacher
have not suitable method, less material facilities,…”
Question 5:What should be done to improve the effectiveness of project?
Teacher 1 said “I think that we need find out methods that they is
interested students to motivate in learning project”
Teacher 2 said “I assume that teacher often must use many activities in
3.2. The effectiveness of CL in doing projects
3.2.1. The results from students’ questionnaire
220.127.116.11 Students’ attitudes towards doing project assignments
Figure 3.3: The activity students like to work in doing project assignments
The above figure shows that a very small number of the students (5%)
answer that they like doing project individually, 277.5% of the students choose
doing project with the whole class and 827.5% like working in pairs. For the
suitability of CL to applying in doing project, over a half of the respondents
(60%) confirm that they like cooperative very much. Thus, the researcher finds a
satisfactory signal that most grade 10th students at Cam Khe high school have
positive attitudes to CL in doing project assignments.
Figure 3.4: Students’ feeling about CL in doing project assignments
The pie chart illustrates vividly the students’ attitude towards CL in doing
project assignments. From the chart, it can be seen most of the students like
using CL. To be more detailed, the largest majority of the informants (63.8%)
are very interested in CL in doing project. A fifth of them feel interested in this
activity. Besides, a minority, 12.5%, feel normal and only a small number,3.7%,
show their disinterest CL in doing project assignments.
18.104.22.168 Students’ opinion towards CL
Table 3.5: Benefits of CL in doing project
A. It increases students’ participation
B. It promotes students’ independence and
C. Shy and passive students have more
chances of expressing themselves
D. It creates exciting atmosphere as it
lends itself to game-like activities.
It can be seen obviously that a very large majority of students (83.8%)
agrees that CL in doing project increases students’ participation. 52.5% raise
their voice that it promotes students’ independence and cooperation. Especially
17.5% approve that shy and passive students have more chances of expressing
themselves. In addition, most students claim that when they CL they can
exchange ideas and learn from each other. Thanks to the implementing of CL in
project 33.8% affirm that it creates exciting atmosphere.
Figure 3.5:Students’ opinion about necessity CL in doing project
As can be seen from the column chart, 69 % students assume that CL in
doing project is very necessary, only have 10% students think that it is
unnecessary and normal. 11% students think that it is necessary.
Due to the nature of CL, students can find that they are not CL effectively
and thus this negatively impacts on their progress ability to be successful.
Question 5 was designed to get detail data about it. The statistical analysis of
difficulties that students get in taking part in group work resulted in table 3.65. It
is further illustrated by the diagrams in figures 3.65, figure 3.65 shows the
frequency of getting difficulties of students illustrates the causes of these
Table 3.6: Students’ difficulties in CL method
5. .What are the A. Choosing members for
in your groups
B. Dividing the the writing
tasks among group members
in doing project
C. Lack of the help from your
than one answer is D. Others
22.214.171.124. Students’ suggestions for using CL effectively
Table 3.7: Students’ expectations of using CL in doing project
6.What do you like your teacher to do to
facilitate cooperative learning in doing
A. To provide clear instructions for CL
B. To design CL activities suitable to students
C. To organize CL suitably
D. To create a competitive atmosphere
Table 3.7 showed students’ solutions to overcome the constraints in using
CL in doing project. All of the students claimed that giving clear instructions,
designing group tasks and activities suitable to students. 67.5% of the teachers
affirmed that organizing CL suitably also plays important part in conducting
effective CL in doing project. Besides, competitive atmosphere in doing project
was also encouraged by 46.3% of the respondents. 5 of them suggested more
solutions such as: providing more suitable facilities for CL, supervision and
assistance from teachers, giving needed help and feedback as well as
encouragements were totally necessary during CL in doing project, etc.
In general, the questionnaire data proved that the students were quite well
aware of CL’s benefits whilst they expressed a larger diversity of opinions on its
problems. Students’ opinions on the stages of using CL were indicated that
almost students choose in doing project to be suitable for CL project.
To sum up, using CL in doing project has brought many different benefits
to students. It can be inferred from this helpfulness that using CL in doing
project plays an integral part in teaching project to students, therefore, teachers
should employ forms of interaction flexibly in each project lesson to motivate
3.2.2. The result of teachers’ interviews
126.96.36.199. Teachers’ attitudes towards using CL in doing project assignments
Question 1: How do you think CL in doing project?
Teacher 1 says that: “I assume that CL is a suitable approach in teaching and
learning project. If applying often CL in doing project is going to develop
students’ self-motivated and their presentable skill”
Teacher 2 says that: “ CL is a great method because Cam Khe High school
students are very interesting when applying CL in doing project and maybe
Question 2:What do you think about the effectives of applying cooperative
learning in doing project assignments?
Teacher 1 said that “The cooperative are extremely interesting because they help
activate students who may have been inactive before, due to lack of interest”.
Other English teachers states “Through CL, students can learn more confident or
know how to way the effectiveness of doing project ”.
Teacher 2 said that “ When using CL, Ii i know that CL not only teaching and
learning in project but also can apply effective to the skills and
important role in English teaching and it is very useful for me and others English
teachers to organizing ideas in teaching”. Teacher also recognized the
importance of using CL in teaching.
Question 3: Do you feel interested this method in doing project?