Cooperative Learning Strategies Pilot for NT classrooms
Project summary: Working with teachers, using the action-research model, to explore ways that cooperative learning strategies can be implemented in NT classrooms and the effectiveness of these strategies evaluated. To develop expertise in methodology and content. The significance of this work is due to the research areas being problem based and working toward developing socially relevant skills. These two areas are reflected in developments within the NT Curriculum Frameworks and with the Secondary School Review i.e. – developing new strategies to implement within schools because there is concern that many current strategies are not proving to be effective. One of the goals as outlined in the Secondary Review is that young Territorians be able to become productive participants in the social and economic life. To be able to do this they need to be able to participate and interact in team environments and the social skills essential for this are core components of implementing cooperative learning strategies.
Project team: Dr Allan Arnott, Mia Christensen, Ruth Wallace.
Project funding amount: $6,000
Project funding body: NTU Internal Project Grant
Project start date:1/10/03
Project end date:30/09/04