Students’ Response to Participating in an International Project on Readers’ Response to Lord of the Flies: Insights into Using Collaborative Teaching Techniques

Ghazal Kazim Syed, Manzoor-ul-Mustafa Panhwar


This paper presents the findings of a study based on students’ response to participating in an international project. This international project was a collaboration between Pakistan, the UK and Norway. Collaborative teaching techniques of using literature circles within each class and google circles across the three contexts (online) were used. Twelve participating students from Pakistan were interviewed to explore their reactions to the international study. Students felt that they learnt new things from the use of these innovative methods, were able to learn from foreigners and felt a sense of connectivity to their groups. It is recommended that students from Pakistan be given such exposure to overcome their hesitation. It is recommended that further research be carried out in other contexts as well to determine if the use of such teaching pedagogies can benefit other teachers of literature.


perceptions, international, research, higher education, collaboration

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