Source: This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 27, Issue 7,
Author(s): Ilse Ruys, Hilde Van Keer , and Antonia Aelterman, " Student Teachers’ Skills in the Implementation of Collaborative Learning: A Multilevel Approach", Pages 1090–1100, Copyright Elsevier (October 2011)
The current study explores the development of student teachers’ skills in implementing collaborative learning (CL) using a multilevel repeated measures design.
Participants were 105 pre-service teachers that were trained in CL implementation.
The results indicate that student teachers generally perform well in implementing CL.
Further, it appears that skills in CL implementation improve over time, although no linear growth can be found.
Student teachers’ skills development appears to be positively connected with their general feeling of teaching efficacy.
Surprisingly, training and students’ pedagogical knowledge have no significant impact.