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Research has shown that collaborative learning has positive effects on students' attitudes toward both themselves and subjects studied. Working collaboratively can motivate students to learn and achieve common goals. The present study was classroom-based research which aimed to investigate students' attitudes toward group work and other activities in class. The subjects were 29 students who took the English Writing for Economics, a required course for second- year Faculty of Economics students at Chulalongkorn University. Collaborative work was used in several activities during the second half of the semester. The survey revealed that students had positive attitudes toward group work. They enjoyed the class and preferred this kind of learning and teaching method to a traditional one used during the first half of the semester. Better yet, more than half of the students had higher confidence in writing an essay in English.



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