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ERIC Number: ED407128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Student Motivation and Cooperative Learning.
Conrad, Linda Marie
This paper describes one teacher's use of cooperative learning techniques to increase motivation in her students. After briefly describing the problem of student motivation, reviewing the literature that addresses the topic, and noting the characteristics of the class and students, the paper provides a detailed discussion of the teaching methods used to facilitate cooperative learning, including (1) its goal of ensuring that every student feel success, (2) the assignment of task objectives but not specific duties, (3) a component for individual assessment, and (4) the teacher's role as "guide on the side." The paper also describes evaluation methods and group-building exercises. The paper concludes by noting that cooperative learning is a powerful method of increasing student motivation. Teaching and evaluation materials and lesson plans are appended. Contains nine references. (EV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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