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ERIC Number: EJ890724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
A Case Study of Cooperative Learning and Communication Pedagogy: Does Working in Teams Make a Difference?
Tsay, Mina; Brady, Miranda
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v10 n2 p78-89 Jun 2010
Cooperative learning has increasingly become a popular form of active pedagogy employed in academic institutions. This case study explores the relationship between cooperative learning and academic performance in higher education, specifically in the field of communication. Findings from a questionnaire administered to undergraduate students in a communication research course indicate that involvement in cooperative learning is a strong predictor of a student's academic performance. A significant positive relationship was found between the degree to which grades are important to a student and his or her active participation in cooperative learning. Further, the importance of grades and sense of achievement are strong predictors of performance on readiness assessment tests. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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