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Unformatted text preview: time to discuss their group processing skills. Students are given time to reflect on how well they are working together and how they might improve in the future. Types of cooperative learning. There are a large number of cooperative learning structures available for classroom use. Student Teams Achievement Divisions, Jigsaw, and Group Investigation, however, are commonly used examples. Student Teams Achievement Divisions (STAD) is a cooperative learning strategy developed at Johns Hopkins University (Slavin, 1986). STAD begins with a teacher presentation of a skill or informational lesson. Students then work in teacher-selected groups to master the information or skill that has been presented. These teacher-selected groups are designed to be heterogeneous in terms of achievement, gender, and ethnicity. Students are tested individually and those who improve over previous test scores or who do well, can help their group earn recognition. STAD has been found to be effective for the learning of new information or ski...
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