Empirical investigation into the ability-condition interaction effect of cooperative learning

in Foreign journals(other), 國外期刊(其他)
標題Empirical investigation into the ability-condition interaction effect of cooperative learning
出版類型國外期刊(其他)
出版年度2011
AuthorsCHIN-MIN HSIUNG, 熊京民
開始頁303
頁數6
出版日期2011 / 11
其他編號0000
中文摘要

Many studies have shown that cooperative learning results in a notable improvement in the learning performance of team
members. In the present study the relative performance of the high-, medium- and low-ability students within cooperative
learning teams is compared with that of students with an equivalent ability working using an individualistic learning
method. A series of experiments are performed in which forty-two mechanical engineering sophomore students are
randomly assigned to one of the two learning modes and are put into mixed-ability three-member groups. The
experimental results show that the relative benefit of cooperative learning depends on the academic ability of the
individual members within a cooperative team. Furthermore, the presence of dysfunctional teams may well account for the
ambiguity in the results presented in the literature regarding the potential benefits of cooperative learning for students with
differing levels of academic ability.

期刊名稱International Journal of Engineering Education
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