Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Group work in education; Team learning approach in education;
It is essential for teachers to know how and when to structure students' learning goals competitively, individualistically, or cooperatively. Each goal structure has its place. Goal structures determine the way in which students will interact with each other and how the teacher will achieve an instructional goal. It is important for students to learn which behaviors are expected in each situation. By using all three goal structures students learn how to collaboratively work with others, compete for fun and enjoyment, and work on their own. Johnson and Johnson ( 1987) stated that no aspect of teaching is more important than the appropriate use of goal structures. Teachers have no choice but to choose a goal structure for each lesson they teach.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1990 Cheryl L. Finer
Finer, Cheryl L., "The impact of cooperative learning on student attitudes and achievement" (1990). Graduate Research Papers. 2311.