Search results for: Cooperative learning
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A Cross-Cultural Study of Teacher Perspectives on Teacher Roles and Adoption of Online Collaborative Learning in Higher Education
The purpose of this study is to understand teachers' perspectives on their roles in higher education, and their views about the adoption of a social-constructivist approach to teaching and learning. Furthermore, the study aims to understand the integration of online collaborative learning in blended learning environments in higher education from a cross cultural perspective. The authors interviewed 60 Chinese teachers from Beijing, China and 30 Flemish teachers from Flanders, Belgium.
Updated: Aug. 01, 2010
Using Latvia as a case study, this article examines one of the first efforts to create professional development opportunities for a group of pre-service teacher educators. Furthermore, this article explains how this short-term project had contributed to re-conceptualizing professional development for the participants involved in the initiative. The study revealed that one of the factors, which contributed to the emergence of a new culture of professional development, was the concept around which the Project and its participants were organized—cooperative learning.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2010
This article reviews research on the achievement outcomes of reading programs for all elementary children, Grades K through 5, applying consistent methodological standards to the research. The scope of the review includes four types of approaches: reading curricula, instructional technology, instructional process programs, and combinations of curricula and instructional process. The review concludes that instructional process programs designed to change daily teaching practices have substantially greater research support than programs that focus on curriculum or technology alone.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2010
The Impact of a College Course Where Pre-Service Teachers and Peers With Intellectual Disabilities Study Together
This article describes how 12 pre-service teachers who participated in an inclusive liberal learning understood their experience. The analysis of interviews with these pre-service teachers suggests that they emerged from the course with a commitment to the idea that students with intellectual disabilities have a right to a challenging liberal education. Most emerged with a stronger commitment to inclusive teaching practice and felt that the use of small group activities and discussions was the best way to build classroom community, create relationships among participants, and maximize learning. All of the interviewed pre-service teachers considered this course a positive academic experience
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
This article reports on the pedagogical changes that the author experienced as a teacher engaged in an action research project. In her role as teacher-as-researcher the author sought to implement a new pedagogical approach, in the form of cooperative learning, and bring about a positive change in the form of enhanced pupil learning. The article argues that cooperative learning allowed the author to place social and academic learning goals on an even footing, which in turn placed a focus on pupils' understanding and improvement of skills in athletics alongside their interpersonal development.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2009
The widespread and increasing use of cooperative learning is one of the great success stories of social and educational psychology. Its success largely rests on the relationships among theory, research, and practice. Social interdependence theory provides a foundation on which cooperative learning is built. The purpose of this article is to describe how social and educational psychology has contributed to educational practice.
Updated: Oct. 20, 2009
The author reviews research related to mathematics education and cooperative learning. Furthermore, she discusses how teachers might assist students in cooperative groups to provide equitable opportunities to learn. The author concludes by considering unresolved questions in the field and proposing directions for future research.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2009
44 final-year teacher trainees participated in a study which compared the effectiveness of a two-hour workshop on cooperative learning with and without the two key elements: individual accountability and positive interdependence. Results indicate that academic learning was greater in the experimental group, in which individual accountability and positive interdependence were structured into the activity.
Updated: Jun. 02, 2009
This study investigates the process of collaborative knowledge construction when technology and pictorial knowledge representations are used for visualizing individual and groups’ shared ideas. The focus of the study is on how teacher-students contribute to the group’s collaborative knowledge construction and use each other’s ideas and tools as an affordance for their jointly evolving cognitive systems.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2008
The article discusses a study regarding the use of Jigsaw II as a technique in cooperative learning among elementary school student teachers in Turkey. The study included a proficiency test, and questionnaires that were issued to the teachers. Findings show that Jigsaw II had a positive effect on the student teachers academic success and their views on the technique itself.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008