Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
Aaron Peterson, Belma Sadikovic
The purpose of the study conducted in this paper was to see if small collaborative group work impacts student engagement. Student engagement is a huge component to learning and has shown a correlation to higher academic achievements in those students who are more engaged. The researcher used a combination of reflection journals and surveys to identify the results. What was found is that students identified as being more engaged when working in small collaborative groups to accomplish a task rather than working independently. Instructors also witnessed this playing out when observing the classroom. The somewhat limited amount of literature on this topic demonstrates a need for this type of research. The current literature does tend to agree with the overall findings of the study.
Youngren, Jessica, "Impacts of collaborative learning on student engagement" (2021). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 483.