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ERIC Number: EJ1129392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0215-773X
Multi-Structural Class: What and How It Is Perceived
Tamah, Siti Mina
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v24 n2 p201-219 Jul 2013
The perception of "students' learning which equals students' being given knowledge" has brought about the theatrical mode of classroom instruction which is typically characterized by whole-class presentational techniques in which teachers perform most of the talking in order to transfer the knowledge to the students. Since this mode was "attacked" quite relentlessly, teachers have been continually challenged to make a professional change. The professional demand is fortunately facilitated by the existence of innovations in teaching approaches, one of which is cooperative learning. Argued implicitly and/or explicitly in some references (e.g. Kagan et al., 1985; Kaye & Rogers, 1968; Sharan, 1994; Slavin, 1994; Tinzmann et al.,1990) is that it is not a good idea to rely on the exclusive use of cooperative classroom. This article is then intended to provide a model of multi-structural class design. It is in fact the exemplification of what the writer has implemented in her reading class of university students. Simply stated, the class which is designed to be multi-structural will be depicted and the students' perception will, too.
Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN). Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia. TEFLIN Publication Division, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5, Tel: +62-341-570566; Fax: +62-341-567475; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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