ERIC Number: ED351207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Using Cooperative Learning in Science Education.
Blosser, Patricia E.
This bulletin focuses on cooperative learning with an emphasis on its use in science classrooms. A comprehensive review of the educational literature on cooperative learning is presented. Major sections of this document include the following: (1) why cooperative learning in science? (2) some characteristics of cooperative learning; (3) some varieties of cooperative learning; (4) research on cooperative learning; (5) cooperative learning in science classrooms; (6) some questions and controversies related to cooperative learning; (7) cooperative learning: benefits revisited; and (8) staff development and cooperative learning. (PR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Literature Reviews, Peer Teaching, Research Reports, Science Education, Science Instruction, Staff Development, Student Projects, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Suite 310, 1200 Chambers Road, Columbus, OH 43212 ($1.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: Part of the series, The Science Outlook: An Informational Bulletin produced by ERIC/CSMEE.