Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 11 March 2021
Development of a Learning Model for Large Class Cohorts to Strengthen Learning Outcomes of Students Based on Differentiated Instruction
Siva PR Muppala, Balasubramanyam Chandramohan
Kingston University London (UK), University of London (UK)
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Keywords: Numerical Learning Model, Measurement/Quantification of Learning, Formative Assessment, Large Class Cohorts, Weaker Students, Group Learning
We propose a new approach to classroom learning based on sequential numeral-division. It builds on the concept of trichotomy – division of students based on creamy-level, middle-level and weaker-level students -- proposed by the present authors. A sequenced series of formative assessments can map student progress and achievement, particularly in the case of weaker students. The idea behind the development of this model is to study if weak students perform better on critical-thinking tests in a collaborative learning setting rather than when they study individually. We propose a mathematical model to measure group activity/achievement, which is a complex function of several parameters. We collect data on different parameters for validation of the model in the near future.
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