A conceptual framework for the cultural integration of cooperative learning: A Thai primary mathematics education perspective
Ji Yong Park 1 * , Tippawan Nuntrakune 1
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1 Queensland University of Technology, AUSTRALIA* Corresponding Author


The Thailand education reform adopted cooperative learning to improve the quality of education. However, it has been reported that the introduction and maintenance of cooperative learning has been difficult and uncertain because of the cultural differences. The study proposed a conceptual framework developed based on making a connection between Thai cultures and cooperative learning elements, and implemented a small-scale research project in a Thai primary mathematics class with a teacher and thirty-two Grade 4 students. The results uncovered that the three components including preparation of teachers, instructional strategies and preparation of students can be vehicles for the culture integration in cooperative learning.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, Volume 9, Issue 3, 2013, 247-258


Publication date: 14 Dec 2013

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