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ERIC Number: EJ893921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Student Perceptions of Group-Based Competitive Exercises in the Chemistry Classroom
Cannon, Kevin C.; Mody, Tina; Breen, Maureen P.
Educational Research and Reviews, v3 n2 p73-76 Feb 2008
A non-traditional teaching method that can operate as a vehicle for engaging students is group-based competitive exercises. These exercises combine cooperative learning with a competitive environment and may be employed to promote subject- and problem-based learning. Survey responses of college-level organic chemistry and biochemistry students indicate that adding the cooperative group dimension to the competition appears to mitigate some of the previously reported negative impacts of competition. Further, a significant percentage indicated these exercises increased interactions and promoted learning. Potential pitfalls of this teaching methodology are also discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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