ERIC Number: ED437278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Cooperative Learning: Students Helping Students or Stumbling through the Dark Together?
In the elementary and secondary school mathematics curriculum in the United States, there is a growing argument for and trend towards the incorporation of cooperative learning as the principal method of instruction. Research on the use of cooperative learning with adult mathematics students is less extensive but does exist. This paper incorporates existing research and some experiences with cooperative learning in workplace and collegiate settings. The paper answers the questions: What is cooperative learning? Why use cooperative learning? What methods can be used? How should the groups be organized? and What problems may arise? (Contains 11 references.) (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Adults Learning Mathematics Conference (4th, Limerick, Ireland, July 4-6, 1997).