Cooperative learning- Students working together on a lab or field project.- Requires teachers to structure cooperative interdependence among the students.- Involve key elements which can be implemented in a variety of ways- Different types of cooperative groups appropriate for different situations and students
Pros:*Helps increase the childrens social skills * Increases listening skills * Implements turn taking* Increases individual accountability* Helps teach team based workplace skills*Increases knowledge of technology
Educational Theory Robert Slavin’s social psychological perspective supports cooperative learning:•Social organization of the classroom•Independent study•Small groups•Whole group• Student control•Reward structure•21st century learners arrive with skills developed from technology-basedsocial networking
TechnologyStudents have the ability to use many types of technology to support cooperative learning. *Internet *Phones *Facebook *Blogs
Cooperative Learning ActivitiesJigsawingThink-pair-ShareRound Robin BrainstormingNumbered Heads
Our Group’s View• We believe that cooperative learning can be a very effective way for students to learn and learn to work with others.• Students benefit from others expertise and opinions and are given opportunities to share their own strengths and opinions.
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