and Student Achievement * Mary A. Burke Tim R. Sass . Do faculty and students identify similar or different issues with the use of group projects in the academic Positive group experiences, moreover, have been shown to contribute to student learning, retention and overall college success (Astin, 1997; Tinto, 1998; National Survey of Student Engagement, 2006). If schools were to increase the rigor and complexity, the scores would take care of themselves. How is it used? Top 10 Ways to Improve Student Achievement and Create Learners ... they do not. In a work group context group members interact with each other and the results or payoffs may be interpreted as the performance of an individual in such interactions, such as the number of units produced or the number of tasks completed per period. 媽Establish group norms. Estimates indicate that 80% of all employees work in group settings (Attle & Baker 2007). Group work creates more opportunities for critical thinking and can promote student learning and achievement. June 2008 . This one thing will make the biggest impact in not only learning, but in scores. Whether the goal is to increase student understanding of content, to build particular transferable skills, or some combination of the two, instructors often turn to small group work to capitalize on the benefits of peer-to-peer instruction. 媽All participants agree upon and commit to the purpose of study. Individual performance depends on the actions of others in the group. decisions on how to impact student achievement. Student Achievement Remarkable claims are made about cooperative learning, many of them true, but the research tells ... members may do all the work; group members perceived to be low achievers ... Snider "The Impact of Group Process ing on Achievement in Cooperative Learning " Journal of Social Ps\