Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020)

Enhancing EFL Students’ Soft and Hard Skills through Blended Learning Activities

Authors
Hadiyanto, Rd. M. Ali, Mariza Juwita
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Available Online 17 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.043How to use a DOI?
Keywords
21st century skills, online learning, English teaching, learning and instruction
Abstract
Many researches had proved that Blended learning is able to improve students’ academic performance. Varies teaching and learning methods are included in blended learning for instance, online group discussion, online presentation, online submission, etc. Many resources reveal that learning methods and strategies that embed with blended learning allow students to practice soft skills and hard skills during learning activities. This study aims to seek on the effect of blended learning activities to enhance students’ soft skills and hard skills through learning and instruction of research methodology subject. Quasi experimental design is applied in the study. Two groups of students are divided as control class (conventional learning) and experiment class (blended learning). Each of the class consists of 25 students. Students’ self and pair assessment is used to measure students’ soft skills and hard skills performance at pre- and post-treatment. The result of students’ self and pair evaluation revealed that blended learning approach has significant impact on improving their soft skills and hard skill. Students in experiment class perform better in aspect of communication, IT, numeracy, and learning, problem solving and working with other skills than students in control class. Students in experiment class also obtain both specific knowledge and skills of research methodology higher than students in control class. It is suggested that teacher should be more creative and innovative.
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