The Effectiveness of Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) in the Achievement of Seventh-Grade Students in the Subject of Science and Developing their Team Working Skills
This research aims at investigating the Effectiveness of Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) in the Achievement of Seventh-Grade Students in the Subject of Science and Developing their Team Working skills. To achieve the objectives of the study, two null hypotheses have been set by the researcher. The population of the study was limited to the seventh-grade basic students for the academic year (2021-2022) at (Shahin basic School for Girls) which has been chosen intentionally. The sample of the study was purposefully chosen. The researcher relied on the experimental design, with control and experimental groups. The experimental group has been taught according to the PLTL Strategy, while the control group according to the Traditional Teaching Methods. The sample consisted of (58) students, distributed over two groups; (28) students in the experimental group, and (30) students in the control group. The equivalence between the two groups was done on the basis of the variables. The researcher has prepared two tools. The first one an academic achievement test to measure the academic achievement. It consists of (30) multiple choice items. Second tool is the team working skills scale which consisted of (40) items. The validity and reliability of the tools have been duly confirmed. After completing the administration of the tools, the data has been obtained by using statistical means, by using (T-test). The Results have shown that Using PLTL strategy in teaching the science subjects to the 7th grade basic students has no effect on students’ academic achievement. Using PLTL strategy in teaching has its own effect and positive influence on developing students’ team working skills, based on the results the researcher put some recommendations, and further future studies have been suggested.
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