THINK-PAIR-SHARE: ITS EFFECT ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF ESL STUDENTS

Danebeth Tristeza Glomo-Narzoles

Abstract


This study delved on the effects of Think-Pair-Share, a cooperative learning approach in enhancing the academic performance of the English as Second Language (ESL) students. Forty six students enrolled in the English Communication Skills course in the Second Semester of the Academic Year 2009 – 2010, were used as subjects of the study. The Quasi-Experimental Design was utilized in the study. A pre-test was conducted, in which the pre-test mean scores are the bases in identifying the initial learning framework of the participants. After the conduct of the selected lessons employing the Think-Pair-Share approach, the students were given a post-test. Results showed the students who were subjected to the Think-Pair-Share approach had enhanced performance in the English Communication Skills course. Apparently, ANCOVA results on the post-test mean scores of the participants reported that there is a significant effect on the academic performance of the experimental group in which the Think-Pair-Share approach had been used. Findings also reveal that there is a significant relationship between the motivational orientations in learning English and students’ academic performance in English.
Keywords: Think- Pair- Share, Cooperative Learning, ESL, Motivational Orientations in Learning English.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/(aj).v1i3&4.383

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/(aj).v1i3&4.383.g420

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