ERIC Number: ED374976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Scripted Cooperation in High School Mathematics: Peer Interaction and Achievement.
Berg, Kathleen F.
In the last few years educational researchers have become increasingly aware of the need to examine interaction among students to understand the impact of cooperative small groups on learning. For this study 26 students in an 11th-grade Algebra II/Trigonometry class were trained to use a didactic cooperative learning technique called scripted cooperation. The study was designed to explore the nature of students' verbal interaction within this cooperative structure, how that interaction changed over time, and its relationship to achievement. Findings from analysis of transcripts of students working in groups, chapter tests, and student characteristics instruments included the fact that none of the 24 categorized interaction sequences or behaviors was significantly related to ability as measured by prior mathematics achievement. Contains 51 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).