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ERIC Number: EJ1067527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Theoretical Perspectives Underlying the Application of Cooperative Learning in Classrooms
Tran, Van Dat
International Journal of Higher Education, v2 n4 p101-115 2013
Cooperative learning has been the centre of worldwide attention because it has been shown to have strong effects on student learning, as well as other positive outcomes. Although the academic, social, affective and psychological outcomes of students taught by cooperative learning are more positive compared with students taught by the traditional teaching method, there are many misunderstandings and disagreements about the reasons why. This paper investigated this question and suggested a range of theoretical models to explain the effectiveness of cooperative learning. These theoretical perspectives include the social interdependence theory, the cognitive perspective, and the social learning theory, all of which contribute to the theory of learning known as constructivism.
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Language: English
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