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The effects of structured collaborative learning on the learning outcomes of the university students

Yusifzada, Dilafruz (2021) The effects of structured collaborative learning on the learning outcomes of the university students.

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Abstract:Learning outcomes in collaborative learning can be improved by structuring the collaboration process while students are working together to produce a joint output. This study investigated the effects of collaboration scripts on students’ learning outcomes and group work experience by conducting a group work experiment in two different manners. Jigsaw collaboration scripts were used to structure the group work. The research was conducted using an online learning environment (Graasp). Participants were 48, English speaking, university students aged over 16. They were randomly assigned to one of the two conditions, by making four participants in each group. Learning outcomes were measured in two ways: pre/post tests for the factual knowledge gain and concept maps made by students for the conceptual knowledge gain. The domain of the experiment was based on Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. Findings from this study did not reveal any positive effect of structuring collaboration with Jigsaw scripts, regarding learning outcomes and group work experience. It suggests for future research to investigate different type of structuring, to add an interaction element to the learning environment to improve students’ learning outcomes and their group work experience. Keywords: Collaborative learning, Structured collaboration, collaboration scripts, learning outcomes
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
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