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Cooperative Learning. Janet Branchaw Carol Hurney Jenny Knight Alix Dardin.

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Cooperative learning

Cooperative Learning

Janet Branchaw

Carol Hurney

Jenny Knight

AlixDardin


Cooperative learning

Cooperative Learning, a teaching strategy in which small teams, each with different students of different levels of ability, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject. Each member of a team is responsible not only for learning what is taught, but also for helping teammates learn.


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Learning Paradigms


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Why Cooperative Learning?

  • Research has shown that cooperative learning techniques:

  • promote student learning and academic achievement

  • increase student retention

  • enhance student satisfaction with their learning experience

  • help students develop skills in oral communication

  • develop students’ social skills

  • promote student self-esteem

  • help to promote positive race relations


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Elements of Cooperative Learning

  • Positive Interdependence

  • Face-to-Face Interaction

  • Individual and Group Accountability

  • Interpersonal and Small-Group Skills

  • Group Processing


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Examples of Cooperative Learning

  • Jigsaw

  • Think-Pair-Share

  • Three-Step Interview

  • Round Robin Brainstorming

  • Three-Minute Review

  • Numbered Heads Together

  • Team Pair Solo

  • Circle the Sage

  • Partners

  • Guided Reciprocal Peer Questioning

  • Group Projects


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Web Sites:

  • Cooperative Learning

  • http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/intech/cooperativelearning.htm

  • Study Guides and Strategies (group projects)

  • http://www.studygs.net/cooplearn.htm

  • Foundation Coalition

  • http://www.foundationcoalition.org/home/keycomponents/collaborative_learning.html

  • Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at University of British Columbia

  • http://www.foundationcoalition.org/home/keycomponents/collaborative_learning.html


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