Group Investigation as a Cooperative Learning Strategy: An Integrated Analysis of the Literature

  • Mitzi G. Mitchell
  • Hilary Montgomery
  • Michelle Holder
  • Dan Stuart


The cooperative learning strategy of group investigation has been used extensively in elementary and high school classrooms. Whereas this learning strategy seems to benefit low- and middle-achieving students, the performance of high-achieving students seems to change little. This article examines the literature on group investigation as a cooperative learning strategy and offers suggestions for areas of future investigation and research.