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Assessment of knowledge and abilities in cooperative learning
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Forskningsgruppen för Socialpsykologi)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7117-5620
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education, Teaching and Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1391-3346
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

When cooperative learning is used as pedagogical practice in Swedish compulsory schools teachers are expected to assess each student’s level of abilities in relation to knowledge requirements in the National Curriculum 2011. The request for individual assessment in addition to the demand of teaching collaboration abilities seems to be a challenge for teachers.

The aim of this project is to study assessment of knowledge and abilities in cooperative learning, but also if it is possible to train teachers’ and students ability to assess by use of education.

The study has an experimental longitudinal design with three experimental groups, randomly assigned to two different interventions or to a control group. Data are collected before, during and after the intervention, by means of several sources.

The main purpose of this presentation is to present some preliminary results based on analysis of interviews with teachers.

Preliminary results elucidate some of the teachers’ problems concerning assessment in cooperative learning as well as some pedagogical implications.  For both cooperative learning and assessment to function optimally it seems to be of vital importance that teachers have the necessary competence to construct clearly structured tasks, select abilities that are possible to assess but also have knowledge about how to assess these abilities during the group work.

This presentation summarises and elucidates an urgent and basic problem in the pedagogical practice that may generate knowledge of importance for teachers’ professional practice and further development of cooperative learning in the classroom.   

Abstract [en]

The aim of this project is to study assessment of knowledge and abilities in cooperative learning, and also study the possibility of training teachers’ and students’ assessment abilities.  Some preliminary results from the study will be presented and problematized.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keyword [en]
cooperative learning, group work, assessment
National Category
Pedagogical Work Pedagogy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121859OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121859DiVA: diva2:860187
Conference
Cooperative Learning: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century, International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education (IASCE) Conference, Odense, Denmark, October 1-3, 2015
Projects
Bedömning av kunskap och kompetens i grupparbete – en interventionsstudie i klassrummets vardagspraktik
Funder
Swedish Research Council, VR 721-2012-5476
Available from: 2015-10-11 Created: 2015-10-11 Last updated: 2016-08-31Bibliographically approved

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