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ERIC Number: EJ859698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0749-4025
Teacher Misconceptions and Understanding of Cooperative Learning: An Intervention Study
Koutselini, Mary
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v43 n2 34-44 Win 2008-2009
The study presents the results of an educational intervention during in-service training of secondary school teachers in Cyprus, which led to participants' development. The aim was twofold, first to reveal teachers' conception about cooperative learning and second to help teachers through simulation of cooperative learning to construct the characteristics that differentiate it from traditional group work. The results of the study indicated that: teachers have negative attitudes towards cooperative learning because they do not know how to ensure collaboration, coherence and interaction among members of the group; their attitudes changed gradually during the action research study; and simulation of cooperative learning revealed certain internal and external characteristics for it to lead to learning outcomes for students. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus