INFLUENCE OF THE RELATIONSHIPS OF TEAM MEMBERS IN THE PERFORMANCE ON COOPERATIVE LEARNING TASKS
Universitat Jaume I (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN15 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:In the present paper we have evaluated the evolution of the interpersonal relationships of the students. The research has been conducted in a subject of last year of the grade which is based on collaborative learning and in which the teams were formed by the students themselves. In order to do so, we assessed the relationships of each student in two different moments of the academic year, once at the beginning of the semester and once at the end. Using Social Network Analysis techniques we sought to explore if the grades that each team has obtained are related to the change that the interpersonal relationships of the team’s members have suffered during the course. We also wanted to study if those teams where members knew each other from the beginning have obtained different results compared to those that did not have any relationship. On the same vein, we studied how the inter-teams versus in-team relationship can affect to the performance of the teams. Were the teams that had more connections outside their team more prone to achieve better results compared to those that only have in-team connections? How did it all affect to their individual performance? We have made a statistical study and in this paper we show the results obtained in order to open to topic discussion.
Proyecto de Innovación Educativa 10G136-593: Aprenentatge cooperatiu: formació d'equips i avaluació entre iguals. Una comparació multidisciplinaria i internacional.
Keywords: Cooperative learning, SNA, Team performance.