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|Title||The Effectiveness of Blended Learning on the Palestinian Seventh Graders’ English Listening Skills and their Attitudes toward it|
|Title in Arabic||فاعلية التعليم المدمج في تطوير مهارة الاستماع لدى طلبة الصف السابع و اتجاهاتهم نحوه|
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of blended learning on the Palestinian seventh graders’ English listening comprehension skills and their attitude approach. The sample of the study consisted of (88) students distributed into two groups. One of the groups represented the control group of (44) students and the other represented the experimental one of (44) students. The groups were randomly chosen from a purposive sample from Beit-Hanoun Prep. Girls’ School (A) where the researcher works as an English teacher of the seventh graders. A blended learning program was used in teaching the experimental group, while the traditional method was used in teaching the control one in the second term of the school year (2013-2014). To collect data, the researcher used the following tools. First, an achievement listening comprehension test with (25) items was designed and validated to be used as a pre and post-test. Second, an attitude scale was used to measure students’ attitudes towards blended learning in acquiring listening comprehension skills. The scale was divided into three scopes: scope one was about students’ attitudes toward using the blended learning in learning English language and it consisted of five items; scope two was about students’ attitudes toward the teachers’ role and classroom management during the application of blended learning, and it consisted of six items and scope three was about the students’ attitudes towards using blended learning in learning listening skills and it consisted of five items. The data of the study was analyzed using t-test independent sample, which was used to determine the significant differences between the groups. Effect size technique was used to measure the effect size of the blended learning program on the experimental group. The results indicated that there were statistically significant differences at (∝ ≤0.05) between the scores of the experimental group on the post test of listening skills and those of the control group. Also, the results revealed that there were statistically significant differences between the mean scores of the experimental group on the post application of the attitude scale and those of the control group. Based on the findings, the study recommended the necessity of using blended learning program to enhance listening comprehension skills for the seventh graders. It was also suggested that further research should be conducted on the effect of blended learning on other English language skills.
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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