publication . Other literature type . Article . 2003

Changes in grouping practices over primary and secondary school

Ed Baines; Peter Blatchford; Peter Kutnick;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2003
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The research detailed in this paper provides a systematic description and analysis of grouping practices in primary and secondary schools in England. Practices are compared to main findings in developmental and educational literature with regard to effective contexts for learning and recent ideas about pedagogy. The research is based on an analysis of 4924 groupings from 672 Reception, Year 2 and Year 5 classes in 331 primary schools and 248 Year 7 and Year 10 classes in 47 secondary schools. The data came from ‘classroom mapping questionnaires’ that were completed by teachers at a particular point in the school day. Completed questionnaires provided information...
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free text keywords: Primary school, Secondary school, Peer learning, Pedagogy, Teaching methods, Education, Core curriculum, Teaching method, Peer learning, Cooperative learning, Peer interaction, Developmental psychology, School level, School age child, Mathematics education, Pupil, Psychology
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