A conceptual framework for the cultural integration of cooperative learning : a Thai primary mathematics education perspective

Park, Ji Yong & Nuntrakune, Tippawan (2013) A conceptual framework for the cultural integration of cooperative learning : a Thai primary mathematics education perspective. Eurasia : Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 9(3), pp. 247-258.

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Abstract

The Thailand education reform adopted cooperative learning to improve the quality of education. However, it has been reported that the introduction and maintenance of cooperative learning has been difficult and uncertain because of the cultural differences. The study proposed a conceptual framework developed based on making a connection between Thai cultures and cooperative learning elements, and implemented a small-scale research project in a Thai primary mathematics class with a teacher and thirty-two Grade 4 students. The results uncovered that the three components including preparation of teachers, instructional strategies and preparation of students can be vehicles for the culture integration in cooperative learning.

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ID Code: 65451
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Cooperative learning, Cultural difference, Mathematics education, Primary education, Thailand education
DOI: 10.12973/eurasia.2013.933a
ISSN: 1305-8223
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 iSER, International Society of Educational Research
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2013 04:56
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 13:47

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