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ERIC Number: ED402038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 20
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The Cooperative Companion Digest (No. 1-4). Thinking about the Nature and Power of Cooperative Learning.
Daniels, Ed; Gatto, Mike
These digests provide information for educators about the nature of cooperation and how cooperative principles can be used to restructure classrooms, administrative hierarchies, and work relationships of all types. Digest 1 describes the competitive, individual, and cooperative interaction patterns and examines the impact of cooperative learning experiences on achievement levels. Digest 2 presents one teacher's experiences with traditional student grouping; differentiates traditional and cooperative learning groups; recommends the number of students in a cooperative depending upon the teacher's intent; examines group composition; and discusses random and structured grouping as two ways to arrange cooperative groups. Digest 3 discusses positive interdependence and individual accountability as elements differentiating cooperative learning from group work and examines simultaneity, proximity, and social skills as important elements of cooperative learning. Digest 4 further examines nine types of positive interdependence and how teachers can incorporate them into cooperative learning activities: (1) goal interdependence; (2) resource interdependence; (3) role interdependence; (4) identity interdependence; (5) task interdependence; (6) reward interdependence; (7) outside enemy interdependence; (8) environmental interdependence; and (9) fantasy interdependence. (KDFB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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