Benefits of small-group learning activities : a qualitative study : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Towns, Marcy H. en_US Kreke, Kelley A. en_US 2011-06-06T19:05:42Z 2011-06-06T19:05:42Z 1998 en_US 1998
dc.identifier.other A-208 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a presentation of research results from a research project that I was involved in through the Chemistry department and the Honors College. The purpose of the research was to build an understanding of the student perspective of small-group learning activities in an undergraduate chemistry course. Students participated in these activities throughout the course. Student surveys and student interviews were conducted to collect data and a qualitative research methodology to analyze the responses. The analysis of the data yielded four findings. The first was that students developed supportive and cooperative relationships with their peers that enabled them gain a better understanding of the course material. Secondly, students were able to implement and practice important life-long skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving skills. Thirdly, students were given tools to help them to succeed in the course. Finally, the students discussed a few weaknesses including the length of time spent on the activities and how to deal with students who did not participate positively in the group work. These results added to the knowledge base of the benefits of small-group learning activities.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 19 leaves ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ball State University. Honors College -- Theses (B.?) -- 1998. en_US
dc.title Benefits of small-group learning activities : a qualitative study : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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