Can Student Cooperation Lead to Lower Outcomes? - Principal Tribe

Can Student Cooperation Lead to Lower Outcomes?

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That’s the question posed by researchers in a recent study that focused on teamwork and the use of information-communication technologies that allow students to work better together.

In the study students:

  • Worked in teams based on famous video gaming consoles (Xbox, PS4, etc).
  • Attempted to solve real-world problems for the video game consoles.
  • Use real and relevant data in the problem-solving.

Their findings might surprise you.

After two years in the research, students performed less and less successful as measured by a 100-point grading scale.

What do you think? Can student cooperation lead to lower outcomes?

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