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Cooperative Learning A teaching strategy for covenant and content
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COOPERATIVE LEARNING WHAT IT IS NOT : The panacea for all your instructional problems… The only way to teach effectively… The best way to teach everything….
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Differences Between Traditional Groupwork and Cooperative Learning Cooperative Traditional Positive interdependence No interdependence Individual accountability No individual accountability Heterogeneous groups Homogeneous groups Shared leadership One leader Shared responsibility for each other Responsibility to self only
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Differences (con’t.) Task and group behavior emphasized Only task is emphasized Social skills directly taught Social skills assumed Group processing on teamwork No group processing
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ELEMENTS OF COOPERATIVELY STRUCTURED LEARNING Group heterogeneity Positive group interdependence Individual accountability Leadership skills Group processing
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SOME BENEFITS OF COOPERATIVELY STRUCTURED
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Unformatted text preview: LEARNING: THE RESEARCH Facilitates higher achievement, particularly among students in the lower 50 th percentile. Increases student perspective-taking Can foster better attitude toward school Increases retention at school Increases intrinsic motivation Can foster more positive heterogeneous relationships Can foster more language development Increases self-esteem Encourages greater collaboration Fosters more on-task behavior (if done correctly!) Encourages more positive psychological adjustment Provides more social support CONTINUUM OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING • May be: • Simple to Complex • May feature: • Cooperation to Appropriate competition • May use: • Pairs Triad Quartets • May last: • 1 class session Up to six weeks • May require: • Few social skills Many social skills...
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