ERIC Number: ED325469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-18
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The Use of Homework and Cooperative Learning in an Elementary Classroom: Implications for Teacher Education.
Foyle, Harvey C.; Perne, Sharon
This study sought to determine if students who have homework added to their cooperative learning lessons achieve at a higher rate than the students who did not have homework assigned. The subjects were 64 fifth-grade students enrolled in four different classes in social studies. Two classes were assigned to the no-homework condition, one class was placed in the practice homework condition and the remaining class was in the preparation homework condition. The experiment ran from September through January. Pretest and posttest scores indicated that the addition of homework to cooperative learning activities increased student achievement. Additionally, no differences in student achievement were found between practice and preparation homework groups. It is suggested that the use of homework as a strategy and cooperative learning as a methodology be included in teacher education methods courses. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 18, 1990).