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The aim of the article is to find out the extent of the web-quest`s efficiency as a teaching and learning tool. In this regard, the research was conducted on secondary level of one of Kazakhstani school gymnasium.The results shows that although a web-quest fairly assisted to gain the lessons` goals, it was perceived to be a quite useful for facilitating knowledge attainment and supporting a problem-based learning, group work as well as interaction of the students. The teacher stated that a web-quest assisted to create a learning environment, fostered critical thinking skills, creativity and had a motivational effect on learners. The findings proposed that for the successful implementation of the web-quest in teaching and learning practices, more accent should be made on teachers afford. The teachers should be aware of the potential of the software to address the class` set goals. The focus should be made on the contents of the resources and assignments to make them more encouraging.
Keywords: Information technology, teaching, learning, constructivist learning approaches, creative thinking
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