The implementation of discovery learning in the teaching of English grammar in the Algerian secondary school:An evaluation of new prospects and teacher's practices
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The present study aims atinvestigating the issue of the Implementation of Discovery Learning in the Teaching of the Grammar of the English language in the Algerian Secondary School . It aims at finding out whether Discovery Learning is implemented in grammar activities in New Prospects textbook and by third year Secondary School teachers of the English language. To conduct this research the Constructivist Theory developed by Jerome Seymour Bruner in 1996 was used. In this study, the Mixed Methods Approach is adopted. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are used for the collection and the analysis of the data. In order to obtain the needed information, New Prospects textbook is used as a corpus and a structured interview is conducted with 7 third year Secondary School teachers of the English language. For data analysis, the rule of three is used to obtain the statistical data from the analysis of grammar activities in New Prospects textbook, whereas Qualitative Content Analysis has been used in order to analyse the grammar activities based on the items included in a checklist, and to interpret the results obtained from the structured interview. The obtained results reveal that Discovery Learning is implemented in grammar activities in New Prospects, it also reveal that third year Secondary School teachers of the English language implement Discovery Learning in teaching grammar.
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