ERIC Number: ED279618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of the Three Teaching Methods: Cooperative, Competitive, and Individualistic.
Whitmer, Jeffrey C.
A comparative study is presented of three types of teaching methods: cooperative, competitive, and individualistic. It is pointed out that while studies related to this topic show that the cooperative method seems to be the most widely used and perceived as the most beneficial for teaching students, competitive and individualistic teaching methods can also create a positive learning atmosphere and experience in the classroom. The first three parts of the study contain annotations of writings that examine areas in which the three teaching methods are most effective with students. The last and major part of the study compares the three instructional methods and where they are best administered in the education of students. The annotations describe how a particular teaching method is related to certain areas of educating different types of students. Summaries are provided of each of the three teaching methods and some recommendations are made. The data from the study are displayed in tables and a bibliography is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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