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ERIC Number: EJ1051438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Evaluating the Cooperative Component in Cooperative Learning: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Emerson, Tisha L. N.; English, Linda K.; McGoldrick, KimMarie
Journal of Economic Education, v46 n1 p1-13 2015
In this study, the authors employed a quasi-experimental research design to examine the efficacy of a cooperative learning pedagogy (i.e., think-pair-share exercises) integrated into sections of microeconomic principles. Materials, exercises, and assessment instruments for all study sections are identical except for the nature of the problem-solving process used for in-class practice problems. The results suggest that the treatment group of students engaging in think-pair-share problem-solving exercises performed no better on the "Test of Understanding in College Economics" (Saunders 1991) or overall course scores than students in a control group engaging in independent, in-class, problem solving. Similarly, no differences on measures of student interest, attitudes toward the subject, or other perceptions of the course or instructor emerge between the treatment and control groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas; Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of Understanding in College Economics
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