Gaelyn Quirey

Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2015

Document Type

Education 530 Project

Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

Gentry, Roberta

Major or Concentration

Elementary Education


According to research, the cooperative learning strategies, Think-Pair-Share and Jigsaw, allow students to engage in more independent thinking, provide increased wait-time, and allow reassurance and collaboration for student thinking. However, while they are both beneficial, which one promotes the most student participation? Participation is especially important for inclusive classrooms, which are becoming more prominent each year. This study addresses ways to best motivate student participation in a second grade inclusive classroom during a social studies unit on ancient China. I incorporated Think-Pair-Share and Jigsaw into the two-week social studies unit and compared the participation that occurred with both strategies. Both students' perception of their participation and their actual participation were analyzed for comparison.

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