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ERIC Number: ED437844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 15
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Implementing Cooperative Learning at a Language School.
Lee, Soo-im
This chapter describes a program evaluation of cooperative learning in a private language school devoted to teaching English to Japanese students. Student resistance to cooperative learning was due to a lack of training of students, a lack of understanding of basic cooperative learning principles by administrators, and a lack of cooperative learning techniques on the part of teachers. Students often interpreted the greater teacher reticence as negligence or laziness when the poorly trained teacher attempted to use cooperative learning methods. Students took this as a cue to do less than their best. Researchers have emphasized that a properly structured cooperative learning lesson resembles that of a well-prepared traditional lesson, in that it has clearly defined roles for the students and the teacher. Teachers should decide how much cooperative learning can be successfully incorporated into their classrooms after evaluating their students' learning environment and capability for taking on the responsibility for their own learning. (Contains 26 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan