Students’ Attitudes towards Face-to-Face and Blended Learning Instructions in English Class

Students’ Attitudes towards Face-to-Face and Blended Learning Instructions in English Class

Situjuh Nazara

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El. Febriana Fita Wardaningsih

Universitas Kristen Indonesia

Abstract

Due to ICT accelerating penetration into the educational sector, the use of blended learning in almost all disciplines, including EFL, keep on growing. In relation to this, studies concerning students’ attitudes toward face-to-face and blended learning instructions are important in order to get a more solid basis for ICT use in learning. This study aimed at exploring students’ attitudes towards face-to-face and blended learning instructions in English class and their preference towards these two learning instructions. Employing the mixed methods design, quantitative and qualitative data were collected from 42 students of the English Education Department of Universitas Kristen Indonesia Jakarta using a questionnaire and interview. The finding indicated that the students’ attitudes were moderate towards face-to-face instruction and positive toward blended learning. Although they viewed face-to-face instruction interesting, they thought blended learning is more effective, efficient, convenient and useful in learning the subject being taken. They also agreed that blended learning could develop their critical thinking, creativity computer skills and internet skills. It also encouraged them to be independent learners. Based on the finding, it is suggested to have blended learning implemented in English class.

Keywords: face-to-face instruction, blended learning, EFL

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Note: This article was presented UKI English Education Department Collegiate Forum held on Friday, April 8, 2016

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