Shelley Volz

San Francisco State University Student Research

While at San Francisco State University (SFSU) I had the pleasure of working on many research projects both as an undergraduate and graduate student. Highlights include:

Student Perceptions of Group Projects

Despite the fact that research appears to demonstrate that students who participate in collaborative learning display greater achievement, productivity, critical-thinking abilities, social support and self-esteem, as compared to students exposed to traditional, competitive educational models -- real student experiences in university classes that utilize collaborative features such as group report or presentation projects are less enthusiastic. 

Why do some students love these groups while others absolutely hate them? For my Master's In Education thesis project I invited SFSU undergrads to tell me. 

Shelley Volz