Library Project CLT & Large Class Teaching (Differences…
CLT & Large Class Teaching
The topic for this library project large class teaching.
All talks about how class size affects the effectiveness of teaching and learning in classroom
The higher the number of students in a class, the more negative it affect teaching and learning.
All of the studies were conducted for the same reason: All authors think that previous studies did not provide sufficient insight of the research area
Is there any other reason after all? Isn't it too mainstream? Is there any standard of "sufficient" in term of educational/applied linguistics research?
It is clear that in order to reach a comprehensible conclusion of a research, utilising more than one method is necessary
Factors from outside the classroom have bigger influence on the implementation of a teaching strategies (e.g. national curriculum and standardised test)
Study 1, 2 attempted to see the problem from student standpoint
Study 1, 2 attempted to see students performance when a certain CLT activities or tools are used
Study 3, 4, 5 attempted to see the problem from the teacher standpoint
Study 3, 4, 5 attempted to elaborate the gap between the theories and practice of CLT/TBLT
None of the studies were conducted in the same places
The studies involved participants from secondary schools and university level. The participants were students, teachers, and English instructors.
Study 5 only involved 2 female English instructors. It is not a sufficient number of participant considering the area of research
Study 1 seems to ignore the ethical issue and proceed to give the assumed better treatment for the experimental group
The implication of these studies especially for the educational authority including the government, schools, and teachers
Provide evidence of the real gap between theories and practice of CLT
Provide a base and also a direction for further research
Involving broad range of participants and conducted in different places
Implication: This range of participants implies the broad use of CLT and large classes teaching phenomenon in the world.