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ERIC Number: EJ916166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Effect of Assessment on Co-Operation among Vietnamese College Students
Thanh, Pham Thi Hong
Higher Education Review, v43 n2 p42-55 Spr 2011
This research study investigated the behaviour and interactions of university students as they engaged with ill-structured and well-structured assessment tasks. Twenty students participated in a one-semester intensive design study in a course on "Vietnamese traditional culture". The students worked in five-person groups that were mixed-gender and heterogeneous in terms of achievement. The results show that when the students engaged in ill-structured assessments, they were more co-operative, provided more helpful assistance to each other and perceived small-group work as more enjoyable than when they were engaged in well-structured assessments. These findings suggest that more open-ended assessment tasks increase productive learning behaviours in small groups and have a positive effect on the interaction of low-achieving students and their positive perceptions of group work. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam