Psychological Processes in Cooperative Language Learning: Group Dynamics and Motivation.

  title={Psychological Processes in Cooperative Language Learning: Group Dynamics and Motivation.},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n D{\"o}rnyei},
  journal={The Modern Language Journal},
  • Z. Dörnyei
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Education
  • The Modern Language Journal
Cooperative learning (CL) has been found to be a highly effective instructional approach in education in general and this has been confirmed with regard to second language (L2) learning as well. This article investigates reasons for the success of CL from a psychological perspective, focusing on two interrelated processes: the unique group dynamics of CL classes and the motivational system generated by peer cooperation. It is argued that the affective domain of CL plays a crucial role in the… 

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