ERIC Number: ED422586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Student Thinking through Collaborative Learning. ERIC Digest.
Ngeow, Karen Yeok-Hwa
This Digest discusses approaches to group learning in the language classroom, presenting some principles that are common to any group learning approach, whether it be cooperative learning, student team learning, group investigation, or collaborative learning. The Digest also discusses the Collaborative Learning Model (Reid et al., 1989) which pinpoints five phases for designing instruction for collaborative learning: engagement, exploration, transformation, presentation, and reflection. The Digest argues that collaborative learning in the classroom should prepare learners for the kind of team work and critical interchange that they will need to be effective participants in their communities and workplaces. (NKA)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Group Instruction, Language Arts, Models, Student Development, Student Needs, Teamwork, Thinking Skills
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-4723.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.