Collaborative Student Learning Research Paper by ABCs

Collaborative Student Learning
A dissertation on the introduction of cooperative learning strategies in the primary classroom.
# 111414 | 15,177 words | 31 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 20, 2009 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory)

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This research paper examines the introduction of cooperative learning strategies in the primary classroom and how cooperative learning enables students to become actively engaged in a collaborative student-centered learning process that develops both their academic and their social skills. The paper concludes that cooperative learning assisted students not only in their learning but also in their development of social skills and social interactions with others. The paper also recommends that more research should be vested in studying cooperative learning and cooperative learning techniques for further future application in the classroom.

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From the Paper:

"Sub Question six in this study asked if pupils social skills develop when they are encouraged to participate in group and class building activities? The task in this part of the study involved pupils carrying out various team and class building activities at the beginning of each day to develop social skills and peer interaction over a period of approximately 10 weeks. Observation of the researcher in this study indicates that pupils were introduced to one social skill for the week and that social skill was developed through a series of 5 different team or class building activities for the week. Pupils had never had a social skill target before, only academic targets but their familiarity with academic targets made the introduction of a social target straightforward."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adsit, Karen I. (2002) Cooperative Learning. The University of Chattanooga. Grayson H. Walker Teaching Resource Center. Chattanooga, TN. Online available at:
  • Aronson, Elliot (2000) Overview of the Technique - The Jigsaw Classroom. Online available at:
  • Aronson, Elliot (2000) Tips on Implementation - The Jigsaw Classroom. Online available at:
  • Aronson, Elliot (2002) A Letter From Carlos The Jigsaw Classroom. Online available at
  • Brookfield, S. D. (1987). Developing critical thinkers: Challenging adults to explore alternative ways of thinking and acting. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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