ERIC Number: ED339518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Student Team Learning: A Practical Guide to Cooperative Learning. Third Edition.
Slavin, Robert E.
This guide describes five types of student team cooperative learning activities: (1) Student Teams-Achievement Divisions; (2) Teams-Games-Tournament; (3) Jigsaw; (4) Team Accelerated Instruction; and (5) Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition. In Part 1, each technique is described in detail. A review of research finds positive outcomes in the areas of student achievement, integration, mainstreaming, and self-esteem. A practical guide for teachers covers ways to choose a method, assign students to teams, and prepare materials. The recognition of team accomplishments and individual achievement is discussed. Also provided in Part 1 are samples of materials, such as team summary sheets, game score sheets, tournament table assignment sheets, and final team products. Appended to Part 1 are related materials for the teacher's use. Part 2 includes views and research in the area of student team and cooperative learning. The issue of whether cooperative learning will be used in the future is discussed. Other issues considered include cooperative learning and the gifted child, tracking, and several cooperative learning models for particular subjects and grade levels. A synthesis of research on cooperative learning is provided. Appended are 97 references and 79 additional resources. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming, Peer Groups, Self Esteem, Social Integration, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 1845-1-00, $18.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.