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The Effect of a WebQuest-Based Program (WQBP) on Optimizing EFL Students' Self-Regulation

Dr. Ahmed Saad Salem, PhD Assistant professor at Aljazeera Academy, KSA Prof. Dr. Aly A. Qoura Professor of ELT, Mansoura University, Egypt Ass Prof. Mervat S. ElHadidy Ass prof of ELT, Mansoura University, EGypt

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Technology (JRCIET)

Abstract: T  he study aimed at investigating the effect of a webquest-based program (WQBP) on developing Egyptian secondary school students' self-regulation. The participants of the study were 20 students of a governmental secondary school in the town of Temay AlAmdid , Mansoura, Egypt. They were divided onto two groups: experimental group = No 20 and the control group No = 20.The study sough to answer one main question: what is the effect of a proposed webquest-based program on students' self-regulation? Two other sub-questions were posed as well: what are the features of the proposed WQBP that can enhance Ss' self-regulation? And Does the WQBP affect the secondary stage students' self-regulation? The study hypothesized that there would be a significant relationship between the WQBP and the Ss' SR. also there would be a statistically significant difference between the mean score of the experimental group and the control group on the post application of the SRQ in favor of the experimental group. A Self-Regulation Questionnaire (by Pintrich et al's, 1991) was used to measure students' self-regulation. The results were statistically treated using the SPSS package, 12th edition. The results indicated that the WQBP was effective in developing students' self-regulation. The study recommends using webquest in teaching EFL skills and subskills in addition to including it in teachers' professional development programs. Key words: Webquest – self regulation – TEFL ـ Blended learning – self-efficacy – motivation, goal setting – monitoring ـ constructivism – scaffolding