Evaluation Techniques For Cooperative Learning

Denise M. Woods; Kuan-Chou Chen
June 2010
International Journal of Management & Information Systems;2010 1st Quarter, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Cooperative learning is an instructional model in which students work together toward a common goal. Research has clearly shown that cooperation results in higher levels of achievement. Although students may be a part of a cooperative learning environment, they are also responsible for their own individual achievement. This makes student evaluations a challenge because you are evaluating individual as well as team effort. This paper will review the alternatives for assessing the participation of individual student on a team as well as discuss the cases in which each approach was used. It identifies the positives and negatives of each approach.


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