Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2018)
The role of cooperative learning strategies to enhance EFL learner’s motivation
Author(s): Omer Mohamed Elghali Abdalla, Dr. Mohammad Bakri Hadidi
Abstract: One of the goals of the study here is to make people lifelong language learners. Once a certain level of proficiency is achieved, people can be expected to perform self-study to attain their target and quarry. Again, the study aims to determine the impact of cooperative leaning methods on EFL leaners’ motivation. The study affords the definition of cooperative learning strategies by different scholars; the researcher has attempted to discuss the different definitions to make the ideas behind cooperative learning clear. Then the researcher shed a light on the history of the cooperative learning strategies. In addition to this study, it affords Theoretical Roots of Cooperative Learning such as Social Interdependence Theory, cognitive development & research, Motivational Theory, as well as Behavioural Learning Theory. Moreover, this study shows different types of cl such as Learning Together, Student Team Learning, jigsaw, and Group Investigation. Finally, the researcher commenced the study by suggesting that cooperative learning strategies enhance the EFL learners and scholars’ motivation if the teacher applied the strategies in a scientific way.