ERIC Number: ED329996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Cooperative Learning--Its Effect on Rote Memorization.
Ward, Linda R.
A 2-week study was conducted to determine what effect the practice of cooperative learning had on the rote memorization of 51 prepositions in ninth-grade English classrooms. One class of 15 students acted as a control group, memorizing the prepositions independently, in a traditional setting. Another class of 15 students acted as the experimental group, studying the prepositions in learning groups. Each group was given the same time parameters and was tested independently. Grades were based on the percentage of prepositions memorized. The control student's grade was based on his/her own achievement, while the experimental student's grade was composed of 75% on his/her own achievement and 25% on the achievement of his/her learning group. Results indicated that there was no significant difference in the results of the two groups although the experimental group posted the greatest gain. (Two tables of data are included and 20 references are attached.) (MG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College.