Graduation Year

2012

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

14-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

14-4-2012 10:00 AM

Description

Cooperative strategies have been studied in secondary education classrooms for the past few decades. However, this study seeks to examine the linkages between cooperative learning techniques and student participation levels, a topic which has received little attention from researchers in the past. This topic is important to not only the educational field but also particularly the social sciences because of its emphasis on student involvement in the learning process through the informal exchange of intellectual ideas and co-construction of knowledge. This study was completed using a qualitative self-study approach and included a variety of data collection methods, such as observational field notes, journal reflections, evaluations, lesson plans, and student records. The results of this study found that cooperative learning fostered student engagement and activated student participation levels. The results of this study are useful; however, it also suggests further research is needed to explore this subject.

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The Implementation of Group Interactions to Encourage Cooperative Learning: Cultivating an Environment That Simulates Participation Outcomes

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Cooperative strategies have been studied in secondary education classrooms for the past few decades. However, this study seeks to examine the linkages between cooperative learning techniques and student participation levels, a topic which has received little attention from researchers in the past. This topic is important to not only the educational field but also particularly the social sciences because of its emphasis on student involvement in the learning process through the informal exchange of intellectual ideas and co-construction of knowledge. This study was completed using a qualitative self-study approach and included a variety of data collection methods, such as observational field notes, journal reflections, evaluations, lesson plans, and student records. The results of this study found that cooperative learning fostered student engagement and activated student participation levels. The results of this study are useful; however, it also suggests further research is needed to explore this subject.