ERIC Number: ED346365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
TOGETHER I CAN: Increasing Personal Growth and Creating Lifelong Learners through Cooperative Learning.
This book was developed to provide explanatory support material for the classroom teacher or guidance counselor interested in cooperative learning techniques. A brief section on how to use the book is followed by a discussion of the theory behind the concept of cooperative learning. Other introductory sections focus on teambuilding; setting up cooperative groups; and moving from cooperative groups to the sharing circle, a unique small-group discussion process that is used to promote teacher-student and student-student interaction. Directions for six sample sharing circles are included. Twenty strategies and lessons are detailed in the book. The strategies illustrate the diversity of curricular areas which easily adapt to cooperative learning. Specific lessons in the book have been designed to underscore the potential which cooperative learning has in the field of counseling and guidance. Many of the classroom strategies and activities throughout the book are appropriate for use by counselors working in small group situations. It is hoped that the collaborative learning models offered in this book will promote greater self-confidence in students, a sense of direction, responsibility, growth in organizational skills, metacognitive development, and interest in subject matter. (NB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Lifelong Learning, Secondary School Students
Innerchoice Publishing, 9602 Montemar Dr., Spring Valley, CA 91977 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A