ERIC Number: ED073024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
An Organizational Pattern for Small Groups in an American History Course.
Wells, Elizabeth H.
A framework for approaching an issue-oriented American history course through the small group technique (grouping of 5 to 7 students) is provided in this paper. Student grouping in a cooperative style enhances affective and cognitive development and, further, allows for evaluation of each member's and group's contributions. Provided are rationale; educational objectives; suggestions for small group implementation, including information on the methods of cooperative grouping and evaluation; twenty most often asked questions about the cooperative group process with an answer to each question; training for roles in the cooperative group with responsibilities enumerated for the key roles of moderator, evaluator, assistant moderator, and teacher; and instructions for small group teams. Also included are forms to be used in small group evaluation along with a practice session rating sheet, student rating sheet for a tournament, and a guide sheet for rating. (SJM)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, American History, Class Organization, Classification, Cognitive Objectives, Evaluation, Group Dynamics, Group Instruction, Group Structure, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Inquiry, Intergroup Relations, School Organization, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.