ERIC Number: ED403735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Teacher Preparation through Cooperative Learning.
Ghaith, Ghazi M.
Seven class activities using cooperative learning techniques are proposed as appropriate for second language teacher training. The activities draw on the pro-social aspect of cooperative learning that offers second language learners maximum opportunities for active communication, reinforcement, and development of cognitive skills. Background is offered in the theory of cooperative learning techniques as it relates to language learning and to teacher education. The seven activities are then described, including their aims, necessary preparation, specific procedures, and sample review questions to follow the exercise. The activities include: a group test as an opener; a mixed review of previous materials; a think-pair-share exercise; an exercise to create awareness of and elicit comments on content material; a technique for funding something positive, negative, or interesting in a reading passage; and two "jigsaw" activities for teaching new material to others. Contains 18 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (30th, Chicago, IL, March 1996).