ATTITUDE OF HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ON JIGSAW II AND LEARNING TOGETHER OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING APPROACHES

K. Indira, Dr. D. Baskaran

Abstract


The main aim of this paper is to the attitude of higher secondary school students on Jigsaw II and learning together cooperative learning approaches with reference to certain demographic variables such as gender, community, nature of residence, educational qualification of father & mother, monthly income of the family, number of sibling and nature of the family. Survey is defined as a research method used for collecting data from a pre-defined group of respondents to gain information and insights on various topics of interest. Here for the present research, the researcher has used descriptive survey method to assess the attitude of the higher secondary students on Jigsaw II and learning together cooperative learning approaches. The Attitude Scale for Students on Cooperative Learning Approaches- (ASS-CLA) is the research instrument of the present research. The statements in ASS-CLA are given with five point scale such as strongly agreed, agreed, un-decided, disagreed and strongly disagreed with a score of 5,4,3,2 and 1 respectively. The sampling technique employed in this research is stratified random sampling technique. For the present research, the investigator has chosen total 200 eleventh standard Biology English medium higher secondary students of Alagappa Model higher secondary school, Karaikudi, Sivagangai District of Tamil Nadu has been selected as sample for this research. 32.5 % and 27.5 % of higher secondary students are strongly agreed that Jigsaw II and learning together of cooperative learning approach has created positive interdependence among them, developed the social skills, led fruitful interactive discussion, collectively learning and adapted to environmental changes and helped the teacher to manage the class room and involved active participation in learning, created leadership quality and group rewards are given individual recognition. This research study has concluded that majority higher secondary students are having a good attitude on Jigsaw II and learning together cooperative learning approaches.


Keywords


Jigsaw II, Learning Together and Cooperative Learning Approaches

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