M.A. Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, Sydney J.
Group work in education
Science and Mathematics Education | Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to determine if using cooperative group role assignments impacted on-task behavior in an inclusive STEM classroom. This study investigated if students were positively engaged, remained on-task, and completed STEM challenges with their group. There were two 5th grade classes, each with sixteen participants, involved in the study. In the experimental class, students had role assignments in their cooperative group of four members. The other class, was a control group, and students did not have role assignments in their group of four members. Data was collected through observation procedures of on-task and off-task behaviors for five class periods. Group processing surveys were used to collect student feedback on their cooperative group experience. Data was analyzed to determine if using group role assignments had a positive effect on the cooperative learning experience.
Elsey, Catherine M., "Cooperative grouping in the inclusive STEM classroom" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2670.