Slovak Journal for Educational Sciences / Slovenský časopis pre pedagogické vedy

Cooperative Instruction: Its Influence on Class Climate in Grade 5 (Jana Trabalíková)

The paper analyzes the relationship between class climate and cooperative teaching. It focuses on effects of social models implemented into teaching and observes the changes in pupils´ perception in five dimensions of My Class Inventory questionnaire (Satisfaction, Friction, Competitiveness, Difficulty, Cohesiveness) after 40 hours of cooperative instruction in Science. No statistically significant findings were determined between pretest and posttest measurements, which suggest that cooperative teaching only in a single school subject will not bring desirable effects in classroom climate. In addition to cooperation of pupils, cooperation of teachers in the school is needed in implementing changes in modes of instruction.

PEDAGOGIKA.SK, 2011, Vol. 2. (No. 1: 36-52)

Key words: class climate, cooperative teaching, cooperation

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