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ERIC Number: ED511259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Cooperative Learning as a Correction and Grammar Revision Technique: Communicative Exchanges, Self-Correction Rates and Scores
Servetti, Sara
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v7 n4 p12-22 Apr 2010
This paper focuses on cooperative learning (CL) used as a correction and grammar revision technique and considers the data collected in six Italian parallel classes, three of which (sample classes) corrected mistakes and revised grammar through cooperative learning, while the other three (control classes) in a traditional way. All the classes involved in this study were in their first year of secondary school, and although most students had a level of English which was A2, they made a certain number of mistakes also in grammar topics like the present tense, which is the grammar topic under examination in this study. This paper analyses the sample students' communicative exchanges while they performed the error correction activity through CL, compares the self-correction rates reported by the two groups of students after the two types of correction and revision activities (traditional and through CL) and the students' scores in tests given to students one, four and eight weeks after the correction lessons. The aim of the study is establishing if the use of CL as a correction and grammar revision technique had a beneficial effect on the students who experienced it and in particular on the low achievers. (Contains 13 tables and 1 footnote.) [This paper was presented at the International Conference "Intercultural Education: Paideia, Polity, Demoi" (Athens, Greece, June 22-26, 2009).]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy