The Effect of Cooperative Teaching Method on Development of Social Skills in Primary School Students in Zanjan City

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of English, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Branch, Zanjan

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Branch Zanjan

Abstract

The purpose of the present research was to study the effect of cooperative methodology on the social skill development of the primary students. The methodology was quasi-experimental, with pre-test, post-test, and control group. The population of the research was all 486 ‘Laleh’ primary school male students in the year of 2009-2010, among whom, 61 four-grade participants were finally chosen. They were randomly assigned into two groups (30 students in the experimental and 31 in the control groups). The data were collected via researcher-made questionnaire. Having been collected, the data were analyzed via a T-Test so that the means of the two groups in the pre-test and post-test could be compared. The results illustrated that the cooperative methodology had an effect on students’ social skill development including respecting others, respecting rules and regulations, and thinking critically.

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