Determining whether cooperative learning is taking place in small groups

Problem Title

Determining whether cooperative learning is taking place in small groups

Scientific Title

Small Group Learning in a Biology High School Classroom: A Case Study.

Student: 
LeeAnn Monteverde
Major(s): 
Psychology (Neuroscience track)
Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration: Intellectual Property Law
iCons Concentration: 
Biomedicine/Biosystems
iCons Class Year: 
Class of 2015
Executive Summary 

Small group work is becoming more and more prevalent throughout all levels of education. This cooperative learning requires much research in order to determine what students are truly garnering from these assignments. Utilizing secondary data from Nieswandt and McEneaney, analysis of four tasks will be done to determine how one specific group of tenth grade biology students is working together. The case study hopes to yield information relating to gender stereotypes, such as division of labor, within small groups completing science projects.

Problem Keywords: 
gender stereotypes
Scientific Keywords: 
Small Group Learning