Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
The purpose of this study is to compare the similarities and differences between cooperative learning and differentiation, focusing on whether one shows a higher level of student success than the other. This study is going to put forth many new ideas in the minds of educators. When planning to incorporate an activity into the curriculum, there are many factors consider. One thing to keep in mind is grouping of students within an assignment. Even in homogeneous groups it is important to remember that competition and competence within the group can result in a threatening learning environment (Buchs & Butera, 2009). It is also important to promote dialogue within the groups of students, ensuring that they are on-task and working in an environment advantageous to learning (Webb, 2009).
Roth, Jessica Corrine, "Comparing Individualized Instruction in the Form of a Differentiated Jigsaw to Cooperative Learning in the Mathematics Classroom" (2010). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 82.