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ERIC Number: ED442539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 67
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Improving Student Motivation through the Use of Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligences.
Blake, Rebecca; Fairfield, Scott; Paxson, Lynne
This action research project implemented and evaluated a program to improve student motivation through the use of cooperative learning and multiple intelligences. The targeted population consisted of students in fourth, sixth, and tenth grade in a consolidated school district located in a rural area in the Midwest. The problems of low academic achievement and inappropriate behavior were documented by means of school records, structured observations, and student questionnaires. The seven-month intervention consisted of a cooperative learning curriculum and the adoption of a multiple intelligences approach, emphasizing the development of appropriate social skills and conflict management. Data on student progress were obtained on a pre-post basis by means of student surveys, teacher observation checklists, and teacher-made tests. The post-intervention data indicated that engaging students in cooperative learning, implementing multiple intelligences, and providing a variety of student activities improved academic achievement and resulted in a decrease of inappropriate behavior. (Sixteen appendices include data collection instruments and sample instructional materials. Contains 23 references.) (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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