Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Cooperation is a key to success today in our work and personal relationships as adults, yet the traditional classroom, that prepares children for adulthood, has been found to be more competitive than cooperative (Johnson & Johnson, 1975). Traditionally, students have spent their day working individually or receiving instruction in large groups through lecture or class discussion with students being expected to outperform or compete with their peers (Johnson & Johnson, 1975). It has been estimated that over 85 percent of the instruction in schools consists of lectures, seat work, or competition, where students are isolated from one another (Johnson, Johnson, Holubec, & Roy, 1984).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©1991 Mary Scholtes
Scholtes, Mary L., "Impact of cooperative learning strategies upon mathematics achievement: An application of STAD in seventh grade mathematics" (1991). Graduate Research Papers. 3248.