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ERIC Number: ED348920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Learning and College Instruction: Effective Use of Student Learning Teams.
Cooper, James; And Others
This workbook presents guidelines and information on the use of cooperative learning (an instructional technique that requires students to work together in small, fixed groups on a structured learning task) and the development and implementation of student learning teams in postsecondary education. The workbook covers: (1) a definition of cooperative learning, evidence of its importance as an educational strategy for college instruction, and the advantages of applying cooperative learning at the college level; (2) features that characterize cooperative learning (e.g., positive interdependence and individual accountability); (3) the issues and decisions that need to be considered before beginning the first class meeting using a cooperative learning approach; (4) experimental applications of cooperative learning that can be implemented while still maintaining the classroom structure; (5) incorporation of cooperative learning strategies into classes which use more traditional formats such as lecture and discussion; (6) concerns about cooperative learning; and (7) an analytic review and synthesis of the key instructional elements which characterize the cooperative learning method and contribute to its educational effectiveness. Appendices include a sample of cooperative learning exercises in the area of research methods in education. Contains a 70-item bibliography. (GLR).
California State University Academic Publications Program, CSU Chancellor's Office, 400 Golden Shore, Suite 132, Long Beach, CA 90802 ($14).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.