The Impact of Student - Centered Learning on Academic Achievement and Social Skills
The purpose of this research is the effects of student-centered learning on Academic achievement and social skills in 2nd elementary. using a simple random sampling of one class was chosen in SHAHID ATASHDAST SHOUSF School in 2010 and pupils were trained for a month based on Gagne‘s educational event and David Johnson and Roger Johnson‘s organized stages of cooperative approach. Prior to doing pattern, teaching of pupils were evaluated by researcher‘s designed educational questionnaire and researcher‘s designed observational checklist and group working. After three months, procedures were evaluated and follow-up was performed. The results showed that this approach was successful and effectual as a technique toward teaching pupils in 2nd elementary. According to what have been done, cooperative learning through performance of pupils, provide the opportunity for social acceptance and self-confidence and also improve mental ability.
collaborative learning; student-centered; social skills; academic achievement; children