Group Work Practices In The Classroom And Group Learners’ English Grades

Fanny Helda Rantung

Abstract


This study determined whether there was a relationship between group work practices in the classroom (in term of students’ involvement of group work) and English grade of the students with group learning style. The 62 group learner students, 30 males and 32 females, were the respondents of this study. The instruments were the questionnaires of Reid (1995), Malalantang and Rumbay (2013). Purposive sampling method was used to gather the data. The result of this study revealed that there was a significant relationship between group work practices in the classroom and group learners’ English grades (p = .003, r = .243). Also, there was a significant difference of group learners” English grades based on gender, where p = .038, male mean score was 83.5 and female mean score was 89.3 and the average level of group learners’ English grade was 86.2 and it was in a good level.It is recommended that group work practices in the classroom may be used as a strategy in learning English.

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