The Impact of Collaboration and Communication on Academic Achievement and Satisfaction
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether collaborative learning has a positive impact on academic achievement and self-efficacy. The researcher hypothesized that students given the opportunity to work collaboratively on lessons leading up to an assessment would achieve higher scores on average than students who worked independently and report higher levels of academic self-efficacy. The design of this study was a counterbalanced repeated measures design in which every student in the sample had social studies assessment score and self-efficacy score when working alone as well as a score for working with others. It was found that collaborative learning increased students’ academic achievement and self-efficacy scores. Due to the challenges presented by distance learning and COVID-19, it is advised that research should be replicated to ensure that similar results would be found when traditional schooling is back in session.