Table of Contents
ISRN Education
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 263891, 8 pages
Research Article

The Effects of Competitive, Cooperative, and Individualistic Classroom Interaction Models on Learning Outcomes in Mathematics in Nigerian Senior Secondary Schools

1Department of Special Education and Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
2Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
3Department of Mathematics, College of Education, Ikere, Ikere-Ekiti, Nigeria

Received 6 December 2011; Accepted 16 January 2012

Academic Editors: M. Reis and B. J. Walton Moss

Copyright © 2012 E. O. Oloyede et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. A. Cangiano, “On the Importance of Mathematics,” 2009,
  2. Anonymous, “Plato's View on the Importance of Mathematics,” 2005,
  3. R. Brown and T. Porter, “Why study Mathematics?” 1996,
  4. A. M. O'donnell, “Cooperative and Collaborative Learning—Theoretical Perspectives on Collaboration, Collaborative Learning in Dyads and Groups, Group and Individual Performance,” 2002,
  5. J. A. Beachy, “Collaborative learning in mathematics: a personal perspective,” Teaching Seminar, 2001,
  6. R. M. Felder, D. R. Woods, J. E. Stice, and A. Rugarcia, “The future of engineering education II. Teaching methods that work,” Chemical Engineering Education, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 26–39, 2000. View at Google Scholar
  7. D. Johnson and R. Johnson, Learning Together and Alone, Allyn & Bacon, Sydney, Australia, 3rd edition, 1991.
  8. J. Griffiths and M. Podirsky, “Types of learning,” 2002,
  9. L. J. Dowell, “The effects of a competitive and cooperative environment on the comprehension of a cognitive task,” The Journal of Educational Research, vol. 68, no. 7, pp. 274–276, 1975. View at Google Scholar
  10. K. A. Alebiosu, Effect of two cooperative learning model on senior secondary school students' learning outcomes in chemistry, Ph.D. thesis, University of Ibadan, 1998.
  11. D. Johnson and R. Johnson, Cooperation and Competition: Theory and Research, Interaction Book, Edina, Minn, USA, 1989.
  12. A. O. Esan, Effect of cooperative and individualistic problem-solving strategies on students learning outcomes in secondary school mathematics, Ph.D. thesis, University of Ibadan, 1999.
  13. P. A. Okebukola and M. B. Ogunniyi, “Cooperative, competitive and individualistic science laboratory patterns. Effects on students' achievement and acquisition of practical skills,” Journal of Research in Science Teaching, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 875–884, 1984. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  14. A. A. Ojo and F. O. Egbon, “Effects of classroom goal structures on students' academics achievement in mathematics among senior secondary schools,” Ikere Journal of Science Teacher, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 19–30, 2005. View at Google Scholar
  15. A. A. Okediji, U. J. Anene, and O. Afolabi, “Effects of cooperative and competitive learning strategies on students' performance in mathematics,” Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 60–69, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  16. E. B. Kolawole, “Effects of competitive and cooperative learning strategies on academic performance of Nigerian students in mathematics,” Educational Research and Review, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 033–037, 2008. View at Google Scholar