Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
The purpose of this research is to investigate a blended learning approach that could be applicable for English Language Teaching (ELT) in listening and speaking within Thai provincial school educational contexts. This qualitative case study purposively selected Station Rotation Model (SRM) to be studied in ELT listening and speaking class at a Thai provincial school. This research paper aims at finding the barriers and benefits, as well as the challenges of SRM application in a Thai provincial school. The study is conducted at Phayao Pittayakhom School, a provincial public high school in Phayao, a northern province in Thailand. There were total sample of 45 participants from Matthayom 4 class: 20 female and 25 male students, aged between 15 to 16 years old. Research data and findings were collected from classroom observation, observational report, quizzes, and focus group interviews. The research have obtained substantial key findings on students’ positive learning responses and attitudes towards SRM, potential barriers and benefits of SRM implementation in ELT listening and speaking class, as well as the challenges found in Thai provincial school settings. This research is determined to encourage further research on other blended learning approaches that could be useful and effective for Thai public provincial schools and other educational settings or levels.
Blended Learning, Station Rotation Model (SRM), English Language Teaching (ELT)