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ERIC Number: EJ1150980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
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Students' Satisfaction with the Group Work Method and Its Performance Evaluation: A Survey in an Italian University
Zedda, Massimo; Bernardelli, Silvia; Maran, Daniela Acquadro
International Journal of Instruction, v10 n3 p1-14 Jul 2017
Group Work Learning Method is a cooperative learning technique that has positive effects in learning: students' active participation can increase both cognitive and social skills. Our work involved three cohorts of students of different years attending the same course at the University of Torino, Department of Psychology. The contents of the course were the same in all years, students were asked to form self-selected groups to find creative solutions to two cases regarding violent behavior in workplace. Satisfaction concerning this activity and the method to evaluate the performance of the activity were investigated. Findings confirm overall students' satisfaction related to group work learning method. This satisfaction improves the scores in course and teacher skills satisfaction. About the evaluation, findings shown that students agreed teacher's and peers' evaluation of the performance.
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail: iji@ogu.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.e-iji.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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