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Title: Effect of Collaborative Learning on Learning Outcomes of Students with Special Needs in Inclusive School
Researcher: Revathi D
Guide(s): Dr.G.Victoria Naomi
Keywords: Special Needs
Collaborative Learning
Inclusive School
University: Avinashilingam Deemed University For Women
Completed Date: 11.12.2015
Abstract: The present study investigates the implementation of collaboration in the learning of special needs students enrolled in inclusive education system. Collaborative Learning is one of the successful newlineapproaches to cater the needs of children from diverse background. The area selected for the study is Inclusive Education Programme at Coimbatore District. A sample consists of 256 students in each two newlineGrades VI and VIII including 60 special need students. Further it is classified into three categories of students viz., Students with Special Needs (Visually impaired, Hearing Impaired and Movement newlineImpaired), Students with Cognitive Impaired and Non Disabled Peers. Quasi Experimental design was adopted without having a control group. Academic Performance, Academic Gain, Level of Retention and Social Skill development were the dependent variables of the study. The Tools selected for the newlinestudy includes a personal datasheet, curriculum based assessment using probes/questions for pretesting, posttesting . The collaborative learning was implemented in science lesson for each Grade VI and VIII for a period. The intervention steps was to introduce the topic, assigning roles and newlineresponsibility among themselves and experiment accordingly, Sharing opinions and recapping. Thus learning was taken place for the whole classroom including students with special needs. The study has the major findings of Collaborative Learning strategy enhanced the academic performance of students newlinein different categories viz., Non disabled peers, Students with Special Needs and Students with Cognitive Impaired. The use of classroom collaborative learning is a promising alternative to better newlineserve students with disabilities in a least restrictive environment. There is indeed a wider scope that collaborative learning can substantially contribute towards achieving the national goal of inclusive growth and development.Study the effect of collaborative learning on Academic Performance of students viz., Non Disabled newlinePeers, Students with Special Needs and Students
Pagination: 223 p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Special Education

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