A Case Study on Influential Factors of Group Activities in Middle School English Classes
Yafei Wang, Zhuyu Yuchi
Available Online October 2019.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/aermt-19.2019.8How to use a DOI?
- English classes, group activities, Activity Theory, middle schools
- Group activities could create a good language learning environment, while how the teachers design and practice them influences the results directly. This study is a case study to test whether the target high-school English teachers have been conducting effective classroom group activities. During the research, the researchers observed and interviewed the teachers and the students as well. Then the data were analyzed under the Activity Theory from six factors—subject, object, community, division of labor, rules and tools. The research purpose is to know how the factors affect group activities in different English classrooms. As a result, it is found that the subject, the object and the community are more important; besides, tools and division of labor have different influences on classroom group activities. Finally, it is suggested that teachers should carry out group activities with more diversity to bring students’ intention and students should be encouraged to participate more actively in group activities and provide feedback to teachers.
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- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.
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TY - CONF AU - Yafei Wang AU - Zhuyu Yuchi PY - 2019/10 DA - 2019/10 TI - A Case Study on Influential Factors of Group Activities in Middle School English Classes BT - Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Advanced Education Research and Modern Teaching (AERMT 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 30 EP - 33 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aermt-19.2019.8 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aermt-19.2019.8 ID - Wang2019/10 ER -