M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Social sciences--Study and teaching; Teaching--Methodology
Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching
The purpose of this investigation was to see if teaching students through constructivist and cooperative learning teaching techniques increases student engagement in social studies. Thirteen sixth grade students participated in the investigation. They completed surveys before and after a curricular intervention that consisted of social studies instruction based on constructivist and cooperative learning techniques. During the intervention, the students' engagement was observed by the researcher. The students demonstrated that constructivist and cooperative learning teaching techniques led to an increase in engagement in social studies. Implications for future research and implications for teaching are discussed.
Olivieri, Dana, "An examination of the effect of constructivist and cooperative learning teaching techniques on student engagement in social studies" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 821.