ERIC Number: ED382377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Designs for Cooperative Interactions.
Educators are moving toward models of instruction that contain a myriad of interaction patterns among teachers and students. This shift from didactic teaching models to intensely involving designs is difficult for teachers, but is made easier if seen as a gradual change. This book provides an overview of 12 cooperative interaction designs for the classroom that involve high content (in standard disciplines such as the sciences, the humanities, and the arts); high support (which cites the expectations for cooperative interaction) and high challenge (which dictates the need for meaningful and thoughtful learner activities). An introduction provides an overview of the 12 cooperative interaction designs and suggests ways to use this book. The second section describes the 12 models: (1) lecture/rhetorical questioning: teacher talk; (2) signals/direct questioning: surveying; (3) turn to your partner and... (TTYPA); (4) paired partners: think aloud; (5) dyads: think/pair/share; (6) triads: observer feedback; (7) tell/retell: 2-4-8; (8) cooperative learning: groups; (9) traveling clusters: people search; (10) forced response: wraparound; (11) total group response: human graph; and (12) group investigation: jigsaw. A "Quick Reference of Cooperative Interactions" is included. The book's Afterword describes the new school "lecture," and a bibliography of 31 items divided under headings that mirror the 12 models concludes the guide. (DR)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Interpersonal Communication, Lecture Method, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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