The effectiveness of cooperative learning methods on general self-efficacy

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Abstract: The purpose of this research is the comparison of effectiveness of Cooperative learning methods (Jigsaw and group investigation in comparison with traditional learning) on Learner's self-efficacy in "Religion and Life" course of second-grade high school trainees. This research has quasi-experimental design (Pre-test and Post-test) as well as a control group. The statistical universe of the research includes the trainees in industrial schools of Ardabil 2nd district. The research sampling methods is "Cluster Sampling," and in all 76 participants from 3 classes, has been chosen as "Sample People." (Investigation Group 27 participants, Jigsaw Group 26, and Traditional-lecturer Learning Group were 23 participants). The tool of compiling data has been general self-efficacy scale of "Sherer." The data obtained from this research was analyzed with the molti variate analyses of (MONOVA). The period of applying the treatments of research was 6 weeks (42 days) and its performance results indicates the effectiveness of research investigation And Jigsaw method in comparison with traditional teaching method in terms of increasing self-efficacy rate. The results of this research are unidirectional with most of previously done researches in learning fields.

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