Behavior and interactions of children in cooperative groups in lower and middle elementary grades

Gillies, R. M. and Ashman, A. F. (1998) Behavior and interactions of children in cooperative groups in lower and middle elementary grades. Journal of Educational Psychology, 90 4: 746-757. doi:10.1037/0022-0663.90.4.746


Author Gillies, R. M.
Ashman, A. F.
Title Behavior and interactions of children in cooperative groups in lower and middle elementary grades
Journal name Journal of Educational Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-0663
Publication date 1998-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0022-0663.90.4.746
Volume 90
Issue 4
Start page 746
End page 757
Total pages 12
Place of publication Washington D.C.
Publisher American Psychological Association
Language eng
Subject 330000 Education
330101 Educational Psychology
Abstract The study investigated the behaviors and interactions of children in structured and unstructured groups as they worked together on a 6-week social studies activity each term for 3 school terms. Two hundred and twelve children in Grade 1 and 184 children in Grade 3 participated in the study. Stratified random assignment occurred so that each gender-balanced group consisted of 1 high-, 2 medium-, and 1 low-ability student. The results show that the children in the structured groups were consistently more cooperative and they provided more elaborated and nonelaborated help than did their peers in the unstructured groups. The children in the structured groups in Grade 3 obtained higher reading and learning outcome scores than their peers in the unstructured groups.
Keyword Psychology, Educational
Learning Groups
Achievement
Classroom
Mathematics
School
Students
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Education Publications
 
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