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ERIC Number: EJ888658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1937-0814
Enhancing Outcomes in School Science for Pupils during Transition from Elementary School Using Cooperative Learning
Thurston, Allen; Christie, Donald; Karagiannidou, Eleni; Murray, Pauline; Tolmie, Andrew; Topping, Keith
Middle Grades Research Journal, v5 n1 p19-32 2010
This article reports data from a 2-year longitudinal study on cooperative learning in school science. The study reported the effects of cooperative learning in science on science attainment, effective development and social connectedness, and interactions during transition from elementary to high school in rural and urban school settings. The project followed 204 children involved a project in cooperative learning in elementary school science and 440 comparison children who were not involved in the elementary school science program as they undertook transition from 24 elementary to 16 high schools. Cognitive, affective, and social gains observed in the elementary school science project survived transition. The implications for improving outcomes in school science during school transition by using cooperative learning initiatives are explored. The implications for practice and policy are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom