Effects of group work training on science attainment in rural and urban schools

A. Thurston, K. J. Topping, D. Christie, C. Donaldson, C. J. Howe, E. Jessiman, K. Livingson, A. Tolmie

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    This study investigated the effects of collaborative group work skills training on pupil attainment in science. Twenty-four experimental classes were drawn from schools in rural and urban settings. Pupils in experimental classrooms engaged in general group work skills training and two structured group work activities in science. Attainment was assessed using the Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (PIPS) instrument. Significant gains in science attainment were observed in the experimental urban and rural classes. Significant changes in observed group work behaviours were observed in both urban and rural classes. Changes in group work behaviour were correlated to increased science attainment. The implications for practice, policy and future research are explored
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-45
    Number of pages15
    JournalResearch in Science and Technological Education
    Volume26
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

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    • Group work
    • Science education
    • Primary schools

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    Thurston, A. ; Topping, K. J. ; Christie, D. ; Donaldson, C. ; Howe, C. J. ; Jessiman, E. ; Livingson, K. ; Tolmie, A. / Effects of group work training on science attainment in rural and urban schools. In: Research in Science and Technological Education. 2008 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 31-45.
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    Thurston, A, Topping, KJ, Christie, D, Donaldson, C, Howe, CJ, Jessiman, E, Livingson, K & Tolmie, A 2008, 'Effects of group work training on science attainment in rural and urban schools', Research in Science and Technological Education, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 31-45. https://doi.org/10.1080/02635140701847462

    Effects of group work training on science attainment in rural and urban schools. / Thurston, A.; Topping, K. J.; Christie, D.; Donaldson, C.; Howe, C. J.; Jessiman, E.; Livingson, K.; Tolmie, A.

    In: Research in Science and Technological Education, Vol. 26, No. 1, 04.2008, p. 31-45.

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