ERIC Number: EJ771957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Gender Differences in Cooperative Learning with University Students
Rodger, Susan; Murray, Harry G.; Cummings, Anne L.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v53 n2 p157-173 Sum 2007
Differences in achievement were investigated for 80 female and 80 male university students who were randomly assigned to either cooperative or competitive teaching methods. After viewing a videotaped instruction on research design, participants completed a mini-assignment either individually in the competitive condition or with a same-sex partner in the cooperative condition. All participants individually completed a multiple-choice test to assess achievement. Although no differences were found on the multiple-choice test, on the mini-assignment women scored significantly higher in the cooperative than in the competitive condition, whereas men performed about equally in both conditions.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Research Design, Multiple Choice Tests, Gender Differences, Cooperative Learning, Academic Achievement, College Students, Competition, Foreign Countries, Scores, Achievement Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada