عنوان مقاله [English]
This study aims to investigate the impact of cooperative learning and individual conceptual map on the students’ motivation and academic achievement. The research method is quasi-experimental with pretest and posttest design and a control group. The statistical population comprises all high school 1st grade girls in Hamedan. The statistical sample consists of 60 individuals who were selected using the cluster random sampling method. In this study, 20 participants were taught with cooperative learning method, 20 were taught by means of individual conceptual map methods, and 20 individuals formed the control group. The data were collected using academic motivation questionnaire and academic achievement test. In order to analyze the data, the researcher adopted covariance analysis test. The findings suggest that teaching with cooperative learning method and individual conceptual map leads to an improvement in the students’ academic motivation and academic achievement (P<0.001). The research results suggest that for the teachers to raise the level of students’ academic achievement and motivation, they should pay attention to the role of motivational factors in teaching with cooperative learning method and individual conceptual map.