ERIC Number: ED329544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Learning by Doing--Cooperative Learning in the College Classroom.
Didham, Cheryl K.
This paper describes an attempt to introduce 33 education majors to the concept of cooperative learning as a teaching method they may use when they are classroom teachers. The benefits of cooperative learning for young students are briefly discussed, and an explanation is given of the "Student Teams Achievement Divisions" (STAD) system of grade keeping in group experiences. The experiment with the six teams of students in their sophomore or higher level of college was evaluated by the students as a good learning experience. Problems that arose in the groups are described; it is noted that these problems were similar to those a teacher would find in an elementary or secondary classroom. A 15-item bibliography is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (71st, New Orleans, LA, February 16-20, 1991).