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Journal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.7, No. 11)

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Page : 702-710

Keywords : station rotation blended learning model collaborative learning constructivist theory research experience undergraduates perception communication courses;

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Research skills have been identified as one of the essential 21st century skills which undergraduates should develop due to their direct relation to the development and prosperity of an individual and of the nation as a whole. However, undergraduates tend to have a negative experience towards the scientific process of conducting a research. They perceive research tasks as boring, difficult to understand and apply as well as irrelevant to their daily life. Thus, they reach their final major year with limited experience in research writing as a result of lack of sufficient workshops or motivating activities on research writing. One way that helps in motivating undergraduates towards the research process and in developing their research skills is in creating a kinesthetic learning environment based on Station Rotation Blended Learning Model (SRLM). Hence, the following research paper aims to investigate the impact of SRLM on the attitude and research writing proficiency of 55 EFL participants in the English communication course. For this purpose, a quantitative research study was conducted. Findings revealed that SRLM helps students develop not only a positive attitude towards research but also a proficiency in research writing. Hence, it is highly recommended to adopt SRLM with undergraduates at an early stage of their major for the cognitive and non-cognitive skills they tend to develop.

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