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ERIC Number: EJ801963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Effects of Cooperative Learning on Second Graders' Learning from Text
Law, Yin-kum
Educational Psychology, v28 n5 p567-582 Aug 2008
Two studies were conducted to investigate the effects of cooperative learning on second-graders' motivation and learning from text. In Study 1, students (n = 160) in cooperative learning groups were compared with their counterparts (n = 107) in traditional instruction groups. The results revealed a statistically significant difference between the two groups, with more favourable perceptions of teachers' instructional practices and better reading comprehension in the instructional intervention groups than in the traditional instruction groups. In Study 2, 51 second-graders participated in the instructional intervention programme. The results showed that students' positive cooperative behaviour and attitudes were related to their motivation and reading comprehension. When students perceived that their peers were willing to help each other and were committed to the group, they tended to be more motivated and performed better in reading comprehension. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong