Effectiveness of Cooperative Learning on Critical Thinking Dispositions of Secondary School Students


  • Pargat Singh Garcha Assistant Professor. GHG Khalsa College of Education Gurusar Sadhar, Tehsil Raikot,, Ludhiana, Punjab 141104, India
  • Khushvinder Kumar Principal, M.M. Modi college, Patiala, Punjab - 147001, India




cooperative learning, Jigsaw, critical thinking Dispositions


The objective of the present paper was to study the effectiveness of c ooperative Learning (Jigsaw strategy) on c ritical thinking Dispositions of secondary school students. t otal 116 students of class 9 th studying in a school affiliated to P.S.E.B were taken as sample. Data was collected by using c ritical t hinking in everyday Life developed by Mincemoyer, Perkins, Munyua (2001) which was revalidated on Indian population by Malhan (2011). By employing 2x2 factorial design of a N c OV a results showed that students taught through cooperative learning strategy (Jigsaw) (Mean=27.12, N=57) achieved significantly higher c ritical thinking Dispositions as compared to traditional method of teaching (Mean=22.39, N=59). c ritical thinking Dispositions was found to be independent of interaction between treatment and gender.


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How to Cite

Pargat Singh Garcha, & Khushvinder Kumar. (2015). Effectiveness of Cooperative Learning on Critical Thinking Dispositions of Secondary School Students. Issues and Ideas in Education, 3(1), 55–62. https://doi.org/10.15415/iie.2015.31005



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