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Validation of a Cooperative Learning Measurement Questionnaire From a Teaching Perspective

José Antonio Prieto-Saborit, David Méndez-Alonso, Feliciano Ordóñez-Fernández, and José Ramón Bahamonde

Universidad de Oviedo

Background: Having measurement tools for assessing the application of cooperative learning from the teaching perspective is essential for the successful implementation of this methodology in schools. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a tool created from the five essential elements of cooperative learning: positive interdependence, face-to-face interaction, individual responsibility, group processing and social skills. Method: The sample consisted of 4,004 teachers (61.1% female and 38.9% male) with an average age of 42.7 years old (DT = 10.04) from all non-university educational stages teaching in 68 schools throughout Spain. Results: The results from the confirmatory factor analysis with the final questionnaire, comprising 19 items in five factors, were optimal in all indicators via indices of global or absolute fit (Chi-squared, RMSEA, GFI, NFI, and CFI). The reliability achieved by the definitive test was adequate via both Cronbach’s α and McDonald’s w (α = 0.958 and w = 0.960). Conclusions: The questionnaire is presented as a valid, reliable instrument for evaluating the application of cooperative learning from the teaching perspective in early childhood education.

Validación de un Cuestionario de Medición del Aprendizaje Cooperativo Desde la Perspectiva Docente. Antecedentes: disponer de instrumentos de medida que valoren la aplicación del aprendizaje cooperativo desde la perspectiva docente resulta imprescindible para una exitosa implementación de esta metodología en los centros escolares. El objetivo de este estudio fue  elaborar y validar un instrumento creado a partir de los cinco elementos esenciales del aprendizaje cooperativo: interdependencia positiva, interacción cara a cara,  responsabilidad individual,  procesamiento grupal y habilidades sociales. Método: la muestra estuvo formada por un total de 4.004 docentes (61,1 % mujeres y 38,9% varones)  con una edad media de 42,7 años (DT = 10.04), pertenecientes a todas las etapas educativas no universitarias de 68 colegios distribuidos por todo el territorio español. Resultados: los resultados alcanzados en el análisis factorial confirmatorio con el cuestionario final de 19 ítems distribuidos en cinco factores fueron óptimos en todos los indicadores, mediante los índices de ajuste global o absoluto (Chi-cuadrado, RMSEA, GFI, NFI y CFI). La fiabilidad alcanzada por la prueba definitiva  es adecuada tanto en el α de Cronbach como la w de McDonald (α= 0.958 y w= 0.960). Conclusiones: el cuestionario se presenta como un instrumento válido y fiable para evaluar la aplicación del aprendizaje cooperativo desde la perspectiva docente.

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