ERIC Number: ED381242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Cooperative Learning in Action.
This guidebook discusses cooperative learning at the middle school level and provides lesson plans that use cooperative learning techniques in various subject areas. Part 1 details three classroom organizational options and the elements of cooperative learning; examines the major types of cooperative learning; reviews the importance of developing the social skills needed in conjunction with cooperative learning; and provides suggestions for initiating cooperative learning in the classroom. Part 2 contains 52 lesson plans in art, mathematics, music, reading/language arts, science, and social studies, each of which was submitted by active middle school teachers. Each lesson plan includes a clear description of the subject to be taught and the expected learning outcome, a description of the lesson procedures, and the materials necessary to conduct the lesson, many of which are reproducible. (MDM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Students, Group Activities, Group Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Education, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Music Activities, Science Activities, Social Studies, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
National Middle School Association, 4807 Evanswood Drive, Columbus, OH 43229.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Columbus, OH.