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ERIC Number: EJ1114054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2014-6418
Analysis of the Effects of the Implementation of Cooperative Learning in Physical Education
Callado, Carlos Velázquez
Qualitative Research in Education, v1 n1 p80-105 Jun 2012
Our research was oriented to test the effects of a structured program of cooperative learning in Physical Education classes with students in grades 5 and 6 of primary school, with and without previous experience with this methodology. In a second phase we sought to determine how students perceived the received classes for a time later. We analysed data collected during implementation, through cooperative learning, of two teaching units to a total of six groups of students; in addition, a number of interviews, five individual and one collective, were carried out to a total of 1 0 former students who had left school between one and five years earlier. The results show the positive effects of cooperative learning on students' motor performance, and some social achievements such as a greater autonomy of the students in the learning process, an increasing in prosocial behaviours and the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs. On the other hand, as time went on, the students rated the received classes as cooperative, participatory, funny and useful, emphasizing peer support as a key factor that enabled them to learn in Physical Education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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