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Work in progress: A quantitative study of effectiveness in group learning

TL;DR: The objective of this work in progress is to quantitatively evaluate and analyze the effect of collaborative studies on individual students performance and study the efficacy of previously proposed techniques under various test settings for EE and CS courses without significantly diverting from the course framework.
Abstract: It is generally assumed that group studies are more effective for students than individual studies. The objective of this work in progress is to quantitatively evaluate and analyze the effect of collaborative studies on individual students performance. This effort would help the student stimulate interest in group learning and collaboration along with exposing them towards multiple problem solving approaches while working individually or in groups. This way the students are challenged to use their existing knowledge and approach, and augment it further with the knowledge and approach provided by group partners. While there are several efforts that focus on developing new group learning techniques, we intend to study the efficacy of previously proposed techniques under various test settings for EE and CS courses without significantly diverting from the course framework.

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01 Mar 1974

3,841 citations


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  • ...Our results based on rank order test [5] shows that group performance is statistically different and better than individual performance in both the cases....

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TL;DR: In this paper, the results of a meta-analysis that integrates research on undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) education since 1980 are presented. But the results in this paper are limited to SMET courses and programs.
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1,655 citations


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  • ...Group learning in students has always been advocated as the best form of knowledge dissemination [1], [2]....

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TL;DR: In this paper, a review of the literature is assembled to show that in certain circumstances syndicate work produces striking results in the development of higher-order cognitive skills in higher education through small semi-independent student groups (syndicates).
Abstract: Summary This paper is concerned with the promotion of higher-order cognitive skills in higher education through small semi-independent student groups (‘syndicates˚s). In a review of the literature, evidence is assembled to show that in certain circumstances syndicate work produces striking results in the development of higher-order skills. Various contributory factors suggested by different authors to account for the effects in ‘successful˚s and ‘unsuccessful˚s classes are reported and a list is drawn up of the kinds of observations that need to be made to define the conditions.

126 citations


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  • ...There have been studies in the past that have shown the effectiveness of group learning in certain topics [3], [4]....

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Progress studies refers to a quantitative evaluation and analysis of the effectiveness of group learning on individual student performance.

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The paper aims to quantitatively evaluate the effect of group studies on individual student performance in EE and CS courses.