Chapter 7

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Unformatted text preview: s strategy. Also, Enriching Your Understanding 7.2 provides some examples of informal cooperative learning strategies. In addition, here are some general guidelines for getting started with cooperative learning (Freiberg & Driscoll, 2000). 58 • Prepare your students for cooperative learning. Do team building activities, and help students develop the interpersonal and group process skills they are likely to need. • Begin with small groups of two or three students. Smaller groups are easier for students to manage. • Use teacher-selected heterogeneous groups rather than student selected groups. This will help you with classroom management issues and provide opportunities for students to work with a variety of peers. • Keep groups together long enough for them to build unity, but do eventually change groups to broaden students’ experiences. • Be clear about your goals and how students will be assessed. • Provide specific feedback both for the academic learning and group process. Problem-Based Learning: A Constructivist Instructional Strategy Problem-based learning is an instructional strategy t...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.

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