Thesis Title

Elementary Teacher and Elementary Undergraduate Opinions of Cooperative Learning

Date of Graduation

Summer 1989

Degree

Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education

Department

Childhood Education and Family Studies

Committee Chair

Darrell Roubinek

Subject Categories

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the opinions of elementary teachers and undergraduates toward cooperative learning structures. The data was gathered from a questionnaire designed by Becky Southard. Elementary teachers and elementary undergraduates were surveyed to determine their opinions of cooperative learning, competitive learning, and independent learning. The analysis of data revealed that schools should emphasize cooperation. The study indicated agreement with the concepts of cooperative learning. Elementary teachers were opposed to competitve learning and undecided about independent learning. Both groups were in agreement that social-skills are as important as academics. Furthermore, elementary teachers and elementary undergraduates were in favor of schools teaching social-skills.

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© Sheri A Ratliff

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