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ERIC Number: ED368862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-15
Pages: 7
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Cooperative Learning for ABE and ESL Classes: Getting Started.
Sherritt, Caroline
With philosophic and theoretical emphases on group learning and individual empowerment, adult education is ideally suited for cooperative learning, particularly in areas such as adult basic education and English as a second language where learners are culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse. Small group learning, with its attendant problems, is often called cooperative. Lacking the essential elements of cooperative learning, such practice usually fails, leading facilitators and learners alike to complain that cooperative learning does not work. To be effective, cooperative learning must contain six elements: individual accountability, group learning and processing goals, group rewards, assigned roles, and well-defined evaluation criteria. (Sample cooperative learning lesson plans are provided on three topics: cultural plurality, community social services, and biology.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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