Group Work: Transition into Secondary

DescriptionThis report presents the findings of a study consisting of 2 projects concerning primary to secondary transitions and the use of group work.
ISBN978075596984
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 08, 2008

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K. J. Topping, A. Thurston, A. Tolmie* , D. Christie +, P. Murray, E. Karagiannidou +
University of Dundee, Institute of Education London* and University of Strathclyde +
ISBN 978 0 7559 6981 4 (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION, CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Background to the study
1.3 The theoretical background to the research
1.4 Outline of the current project
1.5 Overarching aims and objectives of the study
1.6 Structure of the report

CHAPTER TWO: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2.1 Sampling
2.2 Implementation of the project
2.3 Measures
2.4 Observation
2.5 Analysis approach

CHAPTER THREE: RESULTS AND FINDINGS
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Transition project
3.3 Collaborative learning/Groupwork project
3.4 Experimental effects - individual analysis
3.5 Experimental effects - relation to quality of group work
3.6 Overall summary

CHAPTER FOUR: DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
4.1 Transition project
4.2 Collaborative learning/Groupwork project
4.3 Policy and practice implications

REFERENCES

ANNEX 1: FURTHER INFORMATION AND MATERIALS ARISING FROM PROJECT

ANNEX 2: INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS/CLASSES OUTCOMES

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