Unformatted text preview: ctive cooperative learning approaches have five
characteristics in common.
• In effective cooperative learning, students are involved in small groups
that work together in face-to face interactions to achieve both the goals
of the individuals and the groups. • Effective cooperative learning promotes a sense of positive
interdependence. Students believe that must help each other to
succeed. • Effective cooperative learning includes individual accountability. Each
student needs to believe that she or he will be held responsible for
learning. Teachers can create individual accountability by testing
students individually, or by holding them accountable for their part of
a project. • In effective cooperative learning, students learn to use appropriate
social skills when interacting with other people. When you implement
cooperative learning, you are not only helping students achieve 55 academic goals, but you are also helping them learn how to interact
more effectively in groups.
• Effective cooperative learning allows students...
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- Spring '08
- Educational Psychology, Instructional Technique