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Krol, Karen; Sleegers, Peter; Veenman, Simon; Voeten, Marinus – Educational Studies, 2008
In this study, the implementation effects of a staff development program on cooperative learning (CL) for Dutch elementary school teachers were studied. A pre-test-post-test non-equivalent control group design was used to investigate program effects on the instructional behaviours of teachers. Based on observations of teacher behaviour during…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Teachers
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Konings, Karen D.; van Zundert, Marjo J.; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G. – Educational Studies, 2007
Research has shown the importance of students' perceptions of a learning environment and the existence of discrepancies between students' and teachers' perceptions. Participatory design could be a helpful strategy to reduce such discrepancies and eventually improve the design of learning environments, as it has proven to be effective to optimize…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes