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ERIC Number: EJ1085945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2289-2990
Effectiveness of Computer-Assisted STAD Cooperative Learning Strategy on Physics Problem Solving, Achievement and Retention
Gambari, Amosa Isiaka; Yusuf, Mudasiru Olalere
Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, v3 n3 p20-34 2015
This study investigated the effectiveness of computer-assisted Students' Team Achievement Division (STAD) cooperative learning strategy on physics problem solving, students' achievement and retention. It also examined if the student performance would vary with gender. Purposive sampling technique was used to select two senior secondary schools year two physics students (SS II). The schools were assigned into computer-assisted STAD and Individualized Computer Instruction (ICI) groups. 84 students from two intact classes participated in the study. The Computer-Assisted Learning Package (CALP) on physics and the Physics Achievement Test (PAT) were used as treatment and test instruments respectively. Analysis of Covariance and Scheffe test were used for data analysis. Findings indicated that students taught physics with computer-supported STAD performed better than their counterparts in ICI group. In addition, they had better retention than those in ICI group. However, gender has no influence on students' performance. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that physics teachers should be encouraged to use computer-assisted cooperative instruction to enhance students' performance.
University of Malaya Faculty of Education. Kuala Lumpur 50603 Malaysia. e-mail: info@mojet.net; Web site: http://www.mojet.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria