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Chan, Kam Wing – Intercultural Education, 2014
Some educators may see cooperative learning as a Western pedagogy that is difficult to use in Eastern countries with a Confucian Heritage, while others argue that the philosophy of Confucius parallels the elements of cooperative learning. This article reports the key findings of a 2-year longitudinal study that investigated the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Cooperative Learning, Confucianism
Chang, Sau Hou – Online Submission, 2014
Successful co-teaching relies on essential elements, such as collaborative planning, communication skills, partnership relationship, classroom application, knowledge base, and co-teaching approaches. The objective of this study is to examine if teacher candidates and cooperating teachers use different essential co-teaching elements to implement…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Student Teaching, Team Teaching, Cooperating Teachers
Kim, Ji Hyun – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine general music teachers' practices of cooperative learning in two elementary music classrooms. Using the intrinsic case study method, I examined elementary general music teachers' perspectives on cooperative learning, the utilization of cooperative learning in their general music classrooms, and the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Cooperative Learning
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Gillies, Robyn M. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Cooperative learning is widely recognized as a pedagogical practice that promotes socialization and learning among students from pre-school through to tertiary level and across different subject domains. It involves students working together to achieve common goals or complete group tasks--goals and tasks that they would be unable to complete by…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Research, Success
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Ness, Molly – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
An essential element in teaching children to effectively comprehend text is the use of teacher-led think-alouds. The overarching objective of this study was to explore how to better prepare early career teachers to conduct think-alouds in their classrooms. Data from 31 teachers consisted of (1) questionnaires, (2) lesson plans, (3) lesson…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Protocol Analysis, Reading Instruction
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Park, Ji Yong; Nuntrakune, Tippawan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2013
The Thailand education reform adopted cooperative learning to improve the quality of education. However, it has been reported that the introduction and maintenance of cooperative learning has been difficult and uncertain because of the cultural differences. The study proposed a conceptual framework developed based on making a connection between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Mathematics, Educational Change
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Chatila, Hanadi; Al Husseiny, Fatima – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Recent research findings have shown that cooperative learning improves students' thinking skills as it allows them to communicate actively with each other (Johnson, Johnson and Smith, 2014). Therefore, cooperative learning has been proposed by many educators to be implemented in classrooms to produce lifelong learners and critical thinkers…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Biology, Skill Development, Science Process Skills
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Hennessey, Angela; Dionigi, Rylee A. – Issues in Educational Research, 2013
To implement cooperative learning successfully in practice, teachers require knowledge of cooperative learning, its features and terms, and how it functions in classrooms. This qualitative study examined 12 Australian generalist primary teachers', understandings of cooperative learning and perceived factors affecting its implementation. Using…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Chen, Ouhao; Kalyuga, Slava; Sweller, John – Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2016
Studying worked examples providing problem solutions to learners usually leads to better test performance than solving the equivalent problems without guidance, demonstrating the worked-example effect. The generation effect occurs when learners who generate answers without guidance learn better than those who read answers that provide guidance.…
Descriptors: Geometry, Problem Solving, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Genç, Murat – Research in Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of cooperative learning on the science lessons achievement of primary school students and to designate their views on cooperative learning process. 135 sixth-grade students attending the same school took part in the study. The model of this study was the Solomon four-group model. In the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
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Pedro, Neuza – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
The concepts of future classrooms, multimedia labs or active learning space has recently gained prominence in educational research. Evidence-based research has found that well-designed primary school classrooms can boost students' learning. Also, schools' principals, teachers and students are requesting for more flexible, reconfigurable and modern…
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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McGee, Christy – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Tomlinson's explanation of Artful Teaching and her 2017 expansion of this concept The Five Key Elements of Differentiation provide the theoretical framework of this examination of the need for science investigations in elementary schools. The Artful Teaching framework uses an equilateral triangle with vertices labeled The Teacher, The Student, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Elementary School Students
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Rinke, Carol R.; Gimbel, Steven J.; Haskell, Sophie – Research in Science Education, 2013
Although classroom inquiry is the primary pedagogy of science education, it has often been difficult to implement within conventional classroom cultures. This study turned to the alternatively structured Montessori learning environment to better understand the ways in which it fosters the essential elements of classroom inquiry, as defined by…
Descriptors: Science Education, Montessori Method, Elementary School Science, Inquiry
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Ness, Molly; Kenny, MaryBeth – Reading Teacher, 2016
An essential element in teaching children to effectively comprehend text is the use of teacher-led think alouds. This article presents a three-step model to improve the quality and quantity of think alouds in K-6 classrooms. The article follows elementary teachers who planned, implemented, transcribed, and reflected upon think aloud lessons to…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Protocol Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Ningsih; Soetjipto, Budi Eko; Sumarmi – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was: (1) to analyze increasing students' learning activity and learning outcomes. Student activities which were observed include the visual, verbal, listening, writing and mental visual activity; (2) to analyze the improvement of student learning outcomes using "Round Table" and "Rally Coach" Model of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Student Improvement, Social Sciences, Cooperative Learning
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