Cooperative Learning: The Benefits Of Cooperative Learning

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Cooperative Learning is a term generally used to explain an educational approach which aims to categorize classroom activities into academic and social learning experience. It is important to the pupils that cooperative learning could be one way to improve the intellectual ability of students. Cooperative learning is an instructional method in which pupils work together as a team to achieve a specific goal or objective. There are many studies that have been conducted that is out lined the value of cooperative learning. One such was conducted by Felder (1994) who found that students became so familiar to working in groups that this work translated into other courses. For instance, the studies on the same group of pupils were in the class with…show more content…
The respondents of our study are the Grades IV, V and VI pupils of Saint Michael College of Caraga. It’s because cooperative learning refers to students working in teams and is an approach to group work that minimize the incidence of those unpleasant situations and maximize the learning and fulfillment that product from working on a high performance team. The benefits of cooperative learning became a commonly use form of active pedagogy in the 1980’s and continues to be a precious tool for learning in academic institutions today (Johnson, Johnson & Smith 2007), as it provide benefits for both students and instructors (Shimazoe and Aldrich, 2010). Slaven (1996) describe cooperative learning teaching methods in which students work together in small groups to assist one another learn academic contents. Johnson, Johnson and Smith (1991) outlined several central elements comprising cooperative learning including positive interdependence, individual responsibility, face-to-face, promote communication, proper use of collaborative skills and group processing, as will be discussed…show more content…
And also encourage pupils to become more motivated to take greater task for their own learning and participate in class discussion. In addition, those who work in teams scored advanced on a test assessing critical think when compared with pupils who studied individually. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the cooperative learning on academic performance of the intermediate pupils. For this study, the researcher focused on the intermediate pupils of which it includes the grade IV, V, VI pupils of Saint Michael College of Caraga. The researcher suggests that cooperative learning, in spite of the pressure it should be promoted by the teacher and educational administrators as it can stimulate; pupils motivation, develop pupils possible and critical ability, which are all important of pupils academic

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