Effects of cooperative learning on students achievement relating water waves Su dalgalari konusunun öǧretiminde işbirlikli öǧrenme yönteminin öǧrenci başarisina Etkisi


Yalçin Y., Kavcar N.

Milli Egitim, no.185, pp.193-226, 2010 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 185
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Milli Egitim
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-226
  • Keywords: Conventional teaching methods, Cooperative learning, Students achievement, Water waves
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

By this research, it was intended to develop some activities related to instructing water waves at the level of secondary school, and to compare effects of the cooperative learning method, in which these activities were used on students' achievement and views towards actual teaching methods, with conventional teaching methods. The research was performed on the forth grade students who go to a state school in 2007-2008 academic year. The research was conducted by a total of 40 students, 22 of them is named as experimental group whereas 18 of them is named as control group. During the experimental processes, together with cooperative learning techniques, according to learning tasks activities relating water waves prepared were applied on the experimental group, whereas traditional teaching techniques were applied on the control group students. Before and after the experimental processes; achievement tests were applied on both groups. Moreover, at the end of the experimental processes, the students in both groups were asked to write down their ideas in composition towards the methods used during the lessons. At the end of research, it was found that there were some significant differences in favour of experimental group on the achievement. Moreover, it was revealed from the compositions, written down by the students, that the cooperative learning provided the students to use and develop some certain social skills, and help them to learn in a better way by sharing information.