ERIC Number: ED299047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-24
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Learning: Does It Work for Teachers of Young Children?
Lyman, Lawrence; Foyle, Harvey C.
Cooperative learning, one of the most thoroughly researched strategies available to educators, promotes increased academic achievement and is relatively easy to implement at reasonable cost. Outcomes of cooperative learning include improved student behavior, better attendance, increased student motivation, encouragement of group processes and positive social and academic interaction among students, and rewards for successful group participation. After initial discussion of aspects of the learning strategy, this paper lists 10 steps in implementing cooperative learning activities. Concluding remarks point out that early childhood educators can use many of the strategies and activities they currently use to encourage cooperation and student interaction. Descriptions of four sample cooperative activities for young children are included in the paper. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Kansas Association or the Education of Young Children (Manhattan, KS, September 24, 1988).