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ERIC Number: ED360890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 11
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Students' Perceptions of Cooperative Learning Strategies in Post-Secondary Classrooms.
Fennell, Hope-Arlene
A study of graduate students in education and forestry explored their preferences and perceptions of cooperative learning strategies. The study examined strategies derived from the work of R. Slavin and D. Johnson including the following: think-pair-square, think-pair-share, jigsaw strategies, and cooperative group investigation. Of the 208 students participating in this study, 27 were in forestry and 181 in education. The students were all involved with all of the cooperative learning strategies at some points during their courses. Near the conclusion of the Spring 1992 term each of the classes completed the Cooperative Learning Survey and indicated whether they preferred either: (1) a balance of lecture/discussion and cooperative learning, (2) mostly lecture discussion, or (3) mostly cooperative learning activities. The findings indicated that students rated cooperative learning slightly more positively than alternative methods for sharing ideas, listening, critical thinking, positive relationships with colleagues, and opportunities to see ideas applied to professional situations. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada