TEACHERS’ VIEWS ON DISTRACTIONS OF STUDENTS DUE TO SITTING IN GROUPS

Digjle Namligji

Abstract


Sitting in a group form is a widespread occurrence in modern teaching. This form represents interactive learning that helps to freely express opinions related to the topic discussed during the lesson. During the course of the lessons, among teachers, besides positive views, also are emphasised negative views, as how group sitting stresses out distraction effects on pupils during the lessons. This paper intends to widely present and address, theoretically and practically, the way of how working in groups in elementary schools of Kosovo is implemented and the deficiencies that bring the way on how pupils are seated while they’re not engaged in collaborative group tasks. In this research, respondents will be teachers from grades II – V of elementary schools of Prishtina, Ferizaj and Prizren and three elementary school principals. Referring to different sources from reviewing literature it is esteemed that teachers have primary role in explicating my research. For this reason, I thought of having a survey with them in order to obtain their opinions and views about the topic. In order to complete the data from the survey, an interview with focus group on them and individual interviews with elementary school principals were subsequently carried out. As an instrument for measuring teachers’ and elementary school, principals’ questionnaires and interviewing protocols were used. The sample of this research is 32 respondents, including teachers and principals of few schools participating in this research. Results of the research show that pupils are seated in groups on daily basis although this form of work is not applied during the lesson, which presents one of the main factors that influences distraction of pupils during the course of the lessons.

 

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the form of work in groups, sitting in groups, distraction

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v0i0.837

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