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Abstract Title: Effect of cooperative learning according to the capability of the students
Abstract: Though some basic intelligence is required to understand something, teachers can always facilitate the learning in such a way that the majority of students come to the desired learning level. We used two instruments: an IQ test to measure the students' intelligence, and a pretest/posttest assessment about thermodynamics. We compared the learning of two groups of 14 year old students. One group participated in a cooperative learning environment and other in traditional instruction. First, students took the intelligence test, second they took the thermodynamics pretest. After these tests the teacher taught thermodynamics for two months. We measured the learning with the posttest. The group that participated in cooperative learning achieved greater learning. The effect of the cooperative learning was very useful for all the students, this methodology made that the least endowed intellectually achieved a notable even excellent profit. However, the traditional group did not achieve these satisfactory results.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: David Mendez
Centro Universitario Villanueva
Costa Brava, 2
Madrid, 28034