ERIC Number: ED327866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Collaborative Learning: A No-Lecture Method of Teaching English.
Houston, Linda S.
Collaborative learning in the English classroom actively involves students in learning many useful applications of writing skills for use in future careers. In the work place, for instance, collaboration takes place regularly and group skills are of major importance. Job-related writing involves many forms of collaboration from the start of a project through its completion. In the writing classroom collaboration facilitates students' problem-solving skills, diminishes the fear of participating in discussions, and leads to the written expression of more comprehensive ideas. Activities for collaborative involvement in the writing process abound, e.g., word processing skills, group work on problematic structures such as subject-verb agreement, technical definitions activities, and resume writing. No matter what group activities students become involved with, collaborative learning helps them to write better and enables them to grow socially and academically. (KEH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Identifiers: Collaborative Learning