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Cooperative and Collaborative Learning as a Strategy to Facilitate Learning


Javier OlveraHermenegildo LosadaJuan VargasIgnacio LópezJosé Cortés

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Unidad Iztapalapa, División de Ciencias Biológicas y de la Salud, Departamento de Biología de la Reproducción, Área de Sistemas de Producción y Educación Agropecuarios.


Abstract

Six groups of students enrolled in the Organic Chemistry III Teaching-Learning Unit (LTU), were divided in two sets, in order to evaluated their learn style and knowledge construction. In the first set of three groups, the transmission of knowledge was conventional in traditional blackboard lectures given by the teacher in which the students were receivers and took notes, while in the second set of groups, a cooperative and collaborative group learning strategy was applied so that the students worked together to solve common problems designed by the professor. This research was carried out over an academic year, involving a total of 150 students. The results obtained in the evaluation showed a failure rate of 65% for those groups in which conventional teaching techniques were used in contrast to 17% for the students who worked together in solidarity. The student response presented here is discussed in function with techniques involving the socialization of knowledge, learning amongst peers and collaborative learning, new forms of constructivist socialized knowledge and the contrary effects of the traditional teacher-centered method.

Keywords: learning styles, strategy, collaborative learning.

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Citation: Olvera, J., Losada, H., Vargas, J., López, I., & Cortés, J. (2013). Cooperative and Collaborative Learning as a Strategy to Facilitate Learning. Open Science Repository Education, Online(open-access), e70081997. doi:10.7392/openaccess.70081997

Received: August 6, 2013

Published: August 7, 2013

Copyright: © 2013 Olvera, J., Losada, H., Vargas, J., López, I., & Cortés, J. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Olvera, J., Losada, H., Vargas, J., López, I., & Cortés, J. (2013). Cooperative and Collaborative Learning as a Strategy to Facilitate Learning. Open Science Repository Education, Online(open-access), e70081997. doi:10.7392/openaccess.70081997

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Olvera, Javier et al. “Cooperative and Collaborative Learning as a Strategy to Facilitate Learning.” Open Science Repository Education Online.open-access (2013): e70081997.

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Olvera, Javier, Hermenegildo Losada, Juan Vargas, Ignacio López, and José Cortés. “Cooperative and Collaborative Learning as a Strategy to Facilitate Learning.” Open Science Repository Education Online, no. open-access (August 07, 2013): e70081997. doi:10.7392/openaccess.70081997.

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Olvera, J. et al., 2013. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning as a Strategy to Facilitate Learning. Open Science Repository Education, Online(open-access), p.e70081997.

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1. J. Olvera, H. Losada, J. Vargas, I. López, J. Cortés, Cooperative and Collaborative Learning as a Strategy to Facilitate Learning, Open Science Repository Education Online, e70081997 (2013).

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1. Olvera, J., Losada, H., Vargas, J., López, I. & Cortés, J. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning as a Strategy to Facilitate Learning. Open Science Repository Education Online, e70081997 (2013).


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