The Effect of Online Group Problem-Solving Tasks on Critical Thinking, Creativity and L2 Reading for Persian Undergraduates of Non-English Majors (2022)
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This study aims at investigating the possible effects of online group problem-solving tasks on undergraduates’ Critical Thinking (CT), creativity, and reading comprehension. To this end, a convenient sampling of Persian first-year students of non-English majors (finance) in Iran was selected as the participants. A homogeneous group of 60 Persian first-year students was randomly assigned into two groups experimental (N=30) and control (N=30) (N Total= 60) based on the OPT test results. Due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the data collection and the treatment were accomplished on the platforms of LMS, Google docs, email, and WhatsApp. The experimental group was instructed with online group problem-solving tasks for 12 sessions during the second academic semester of the educational ... toggle 4 keywordscritical thinking – creativity – l2 reading – online group problem-solving.
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