ERIC Number: ED376329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Learning: An Alternative Approach to Adult Literacy Instruction.
Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on Literacy, PA.
This guide, which is intended to assist literacy practitioners interested in establishing collaborative learning (CL) groups, outlines a collaborative learning approach that was developed during a project to coordinate citywide adult literacy efforts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Discussed in the guide's eight sections are the following topics: characteristics of CL, participants in CL, the process of forming a CL group, ways of generating group themes and a participatory curriculum, strategies for keeping a CL group going, characteristics of a CL group lesson, use of CL techniques with the "Gateway: Paths to Adult Learning" assessment and instruction resource for tutors and learners, and guidelines for determining how long a CL group should work together. Each section contains theoretical information and step-by-step guidelines pertaining to the section topic. In addition, a total of 10 case studies (referred to as scenarios) are presented throughout the guide. Appended are forms/checklists for use in conducting the following activities: intake interviews, goal setting, action plan development, ongoing assessment, and end-of-cycle evaluation. Contains 21 references. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on Literacy, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)