ERIC Number: ED443293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Student-Initiated, Out-of-Class Academic Collaboration among Students at a Singapore University.
Crookall, David; Lopez-Nerney, Susan; Jessie, Teng Sze Mei; Mei, Wu Siew; Toh, Jacqueline E.; Ismail, Norhayati Bte Mohd; Meyer, Lisa; Jacobs, George M.
This study investigates the behavior of university students in Singapore regarding (1) the extent and manner in which they study together outside of class and (2) their perceptions of the quality and value of out-of-class academic collaboration (OCAC). Undergraduates (n=457) from four different campuses of the National University of Singapore participated. Data were collected via a questionnaire that asked about such areas as places in which students did OCAC, frequency of OCAC, purposes of OCAC, size of OCAC groups, choice of OCAC groupmates, perceived advantages and disadvantages of OCAC, and conditions for promoting successful OCAC. Based on the theoretical literature on learning, the small amount of research on OCAC, and researchers' experiences as teachers and learners at a wide variety of institutions around the world, OCAC is viewed as valuable and should be encouraged. This study is regarded as a logical and necessary first step--the collection of descriptive data on the current state of OCAC. The survey instrument is appended. Numerous tables and charts are included. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore