Evolutionary Algorithm Approach to Pupils’ Pedantic Accomplishment
Group learning helps pupils in boosting their learning power by creating interactions among them. However, creating groups among pupils with appropriate coupling and cohesion is still a challenge. Pupils’ groups are formed with some constraints and group formation performed by a single individual is customarily prejudiced in one way or other. In this paper, an approach has been proposed using evolutionary algorithm to increase the pupils’ pedantic accomplishment. This approach helps in optimal pupil group formation on the basis on of their previous examination scores. To justify the proposal, a study was carried out among a class of pupils pursuing post graduation. The semester examination results of pupils before and after group learning were compared. More than 66.07% of pupils scored better than their previous semester examination which positively proved the proposed approach.
KeywordsGroup Formation Genetic Algorithm Group Learning Optimization Performance Prediction Academic Improvement
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