A Self-Study of Purposeful Grouping for Collaborative Learning

Roberson, Allie Cameron (2019) A Self-Study of Purposeful Grouping for Collaborative Learning. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Allan Bellman from School of Education, University of Mississippi.

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Groups are commonly seen and used in mathematics classrooms. During my time student teaching, I have used what I call, “timely, flexible, dynamic, purposeful” groups. I call groups “purposeful” when there is a defined purpose for using them, there is an ability to change groups when needed, and the groups are formed from a timely assessment. During my self-study, I have looked at how I used these purposeful groups in my classroom, and how it differs from common group-types. I give an example of a specific class period, how I used the data from the opener to form purposeful groups, and how those groups worked together during the class period. Overall, I have seen that grouping methods are dependent on how you select the students. Without the use of timely data and a purpose, the groups could fall apart, and students will not be able to successfully complete the day’s lesson.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Roberson, Allie Cameron
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A.Ed. Secondary Mathematics Education
Thesis Advisor: Allan Bellman
Thesis Advisor's Department: School of Education
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Depositing User: Allie Roberson
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 20:59
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 20:59
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1504

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