The Effectiveness of Using the Cooperative Learning Method to Develop Social Skills among Kindergarten Children

Salama Aqeel Al-mehsin


The study aimed to identify the effectiveness of using the cooperative learning method to develop social skills among kindergarten children, as the study relied on. The study sample consisted of (34) kindergarten children at Al Sabeel School in Amman, where a training program based on the cooperative learning method for kindergarten children was applied to them, prepared by the researcher in addition to a notecard aimed at measuring the development of social skills among kindergarten children. The card included (30) skills; it was formulated in phrases that express simple behavioral actions that can be observed from the researcher's preparation and after making sure of their psychometric properties' suitability. The study results found a difference between the mean scores of the research group members in the pre and post applications of the social skills observation card has a statistically significant manner and in favor of the post-application. Using the cooperative learning method has contributed to the development of social skills among the research group members. In light of this, the study recommended that kindergarten teachers should pay attention to developing children's social skills. And the need to train kindergarten teachers to use the cooperative learning method to achieve kindergarten education goals.

Keywords: cooperative learning - social skills anxiety - kindergarten children

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