Effects of Cooperative Learning on Students’ Academic Achievement

  • Gull F
  • Shehzad S
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Following study is an effort to determine effect of cooperative learning method on students’ achievement in subject of Education. Qusi experimental design, with pre/post test of control and experimental group was used for this purpose. Sample consisted of 63 female students enrolled in grade 12 of a public college. On the basis of scores in pre-test, students were than divided in experimental and control groups. Multiple cooperative learning activities including STAD, TGT and Jigsaw II were performed for 8 weeks with experimental group. Afterwards post test was administered on both groups in order to identify difference in achievement. Independent sample t- test was applied to find difference between two groups before and after intervention. The results showed that there was a significant difference in scores of control and experimental group in post-test. Paired sample t-test was run to compare effect of intervention on achievement scores of experimental group. The results showed that there was significant difference between scores of experimental group before and after intervention (p=.000). It can be concluded from results that cooperative learning activities had a positive effect on academic achievement of students enrolled in the subject of Education.

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Gull, F., & Shehzad, S. (2015). Effects of Cooperative Learning on Students’ Academic Achievement. Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn), 9(3), 246. https://doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v9i3.2071

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