Effects of ability level compositions in cooperative learning settings
Bird, Wesley Lee
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The use of cooperative learning as an instructional procedure for delivering instruction has become popular among many educators. Research in cooperative learning has provided positive indicators for improvement in academic achievement and attitudes towards self, peers, and school. Little research has been performed on the type of students that compose these groups. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of homogeneous and heterogeneous ability created groups on individual student performance. Through the use of two problem solving activities, students were exposed to cooperative learning experiences followed by individual performance assessments.
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