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Abstract Title: Students’ views on the use of collaborative group work in introductory physics courses
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: The use of collaborative group activities was implemented in calculus-and algebra-based introductory physics courses. Students were assigned to work in teams of 4-7 students in completing quizzes, homework sets, and an end-of-semester project. An end-of-course survey was administered to establish students' views about the benefits of working in teams in completing selected course deliverables.   The students view the following as the benefits of working in teams: (1) it has positive impact on their grades, (2) makes them more actively engaged in their learning, (3) makes the class more enjoyable, (4) makes them more interested in courses that use collaborative work, and (5) makes them understand the course topics better. In this presentation, the results of the analysis of data as per gender, course type, and student course performance level will be documented.
Session Time: Virtual Poster Session
Poster Number: V-11

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Edgar Corpuz
University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 665-2153