Surveying the Impact of Collaborative Learning on Development of Students’ Composition and Writing Skills in Saveh



The purpose of this study was to survey the impact of collaborative learning on development of students’ composition and writing skills and its comparison with classic method. Statistical population was students in 7th grade in Saveh in 2011-2012 academic year from whom 140 students (70 males and 70 females) were selected as the sample by cluster sampling. The required data were provided through experiment-like method using pretest and posttest with control group. Validity and reliability were respectively approved by experts’ idea and Cronbach’s alpha. Descriptive and deductive statistics were applied for data analysis. Results showed that collaborative method reduced errors (caused development) in students’ composition skills rather than classic one. The rates of male and female students’ composition and writing skill development were the same in collaborative method.