Title

Cooperative learning structures: Catalyst for effective learning for adult learners in higher education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

In this research study, the impact of cooperative learning structures on adult education student’s engagement and learning outcomes were examined. The goals of the study are to (1) examine the impact of participation in cooperative learning structures on student’s learning outcomes, (2) examine the impact of participation in cooperative learning structures on student’s engagement, and (3) determine student’s attitude towards cooperative learning structures. The results from the descriptive and inferential statistics indicate that there were statistically significant differences in the learning outcomes of students that participated in the cooperative learning structures. The results from the qualitative analysis show that students who participated in the cooperative learning environment were actively engaged with peers and teacher.

Publication Title

Contemporary Issues In Education Research

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