Studentsí Perception of Co-operative Learning in Earth Science Fieldwork
R.F. Kempa, and N. Orion 1996 Research in Science and Technological Education 14(1), 33-41

This study explores student perceptions of team learning in earth science fieldwork and focuses on work group compositions and learning patterns. A gender balanced student sample from three High School grade levels completed a questionnaire after gaining some fieldwork experience. It was found that students formed groups based on either peer skills or personal relationships. Students successfully completed field tasks, but had a low sense of individual learning benefit. Overall, students had a positive field-based teamwork experience, but it is unknown whether laboratory-based teamwork would result in similar positive reactions.



Subject: Education, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Journal Article
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Cooperative Learning, In the Field, Affective Domain:Learning Environments