ERIC Number: ED429600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Cooperative Learning Activities in the Library Media Center. Second Edition.
Farmer, Lesley S. J.
This publication is the second edition of a work designed to give school library media specialists and teachers a better understanding of cooperative learning and the tools to develop a successful program, and to offer new ways to implement cooperative learning into the middle and high school curriculum. Changes since the first edition are the result of changes in the educational climate, such as: the SCANS report (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills); the rise of outcomes-based education; the push for national standards; the ubiquity of rubrics; work on new national standards for library media programs; and the continued rise in information. The first part introduces cooperative learning theory and practice, and contains the following chapters: (1) "The Nature of Cooperative Learning"; (2) "Inclusive Ways of Learning"; (3) "Outcomes-Based Education"; (4) "Information Literacy"; and (5) "Building a Learning Community." The second section provides a variety of lessons that culminate in benchmark projects. The sixth chapter contains a key to the lesson activities, and introduces the lesson components: activity description; content outcomes; information literacy outcomes; prerequisite skills; rationale for the process; activity/grade level, time frame, resources, grouping, group tasks, and tips; assessment; and activity variations. Most lessons have been modified since the first edition to incorporate educational technology. In addition, a multi-faceted project is included for each subject, in order to promote in-depth student work over time. The lessons are divided into 12 chapters by subject area, including: art; domestic sciences; English; foreign languages; health and physical education; mathematics; music; psychology and sociology; science; social studies; technology; and vocational education. Includes a glossary and an index. (Contains 172 references.) (DLS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Information Literacy, Learning Resources Centers, Lesson Plans, Media Specialists, Outcome Based Education, School Libraries, Student Projects
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
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