Engaging Senior High School Students Through Competitive Collaboration
Volume 3 - Issue 9, September 2019 Edition
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Leila M. Seco
Competition, Collaboration, Classroom Games, Motivation, Coopetition
This paper aims to describe the impact of competitive collaboration on the engagement of Grade 11 students of Banaba West National High School. It also describes the challenges met, the problems encountered, and the insights gained on the utilization of the strategy. Qualitative methods were employed in this action research as they are useful in collecting attitudinal data. Interview, focus group discussion and participant observation were utilized to collect data. Triangulation was used to improve the credibility of the findings of the study. Results with 39 students show that a balance between competition and collaboration can be achieved, with learning goals as the focus instead of the competition itself. Competitive collaboration can offer a valuable formative tool to educators to enhance student motivation for better learning outcomes. The findings of this action research remain exploratory in nature. More confirmatory studies may be done, preferably quantitative research to further confirm the findings. The holistic approach is used as it allows different methods of data collection. Unlike other researches, competition and collaboration are not presented as mutually exclusive terms but as complementary concepts that educators may use to engage learners.
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