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ERIC Number: ED346999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Cooperative Learning.
Balkcom, Stephen
Education Research Consumer Guide, n1 Jun 1992
Cooperative learning is a teaching strategy in which small teams, each with students of different levels of ability, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject. Typical cooperative learning strategies used in grades 2 through 12 involve student teams in which students: (1) work on group projects that emphasize analysis and evaluation; (2) study together what has been previously taught, and are later tested individually; and (3) learn about specific parts of a general topic assigned to the group. Programs profiled in this document focus on mathematics instruction for grades 3 through 6; reading, writing, and language arts instruction for grades 2 through 6; reading, writing, and math instruction for kindergarten through grade 5; and science and math instruction for bilingual Spanish-English students in grades 2 through 5. Contact information is included in the profiles. It is noted that outcomes of cooperative learning, which are demonstrated in more than 70 research studies, include increased academic achievement; improved relations among students of different ethnic groups; and improved relationships between students with learning disabilities and other students. A list of four resources for further information on cooperative learning is provided. (BC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.