Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
This study presents an overview of the academic, social and behavioral benefits of cooperative learning in a middle school science classroom. Students were assessed in the second marking period during a teacher centered lecture and then introduced to a cooperative learning environment. There was an 89.7% increase in academic averages in the third marking period. This study also showed an observable improvement in classroom behavior and increase in appropriate social interactions.
Pettibone, Michael M., "The Benefits of Cooperative Learning in the Middle School Science Classroom" (2006). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 829.