In the Beginning.... 5th grade classStudents off-taskIncomplete assignmentsConfusion from studentsFrustrated teacher and studentsBehind on curriculum. An Idea!. What would happen if I allowed the students work in groups?. The Research. ?Cooperative Learning is a win-win situation" (Harry Wong, 1998)Cooperative learning is a technique that is becoming more and more popular in both schools and the working world. There are many articles focusing on Cooperative learning that offer information on its structure, strategies, and benefits..