ERIC Number: ED443296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Cooperative Learning Course Syllabus for Pre-Service Teachers.
This syllabus is designed for a 15-week, advanced level undergraduate course in foreign language teaching methods. Students in this course would have already had coursework in second language teaching and learning, second language acquisition and development, and other methods courses. The syllabus aims to give information about what cooperative learning is and how it can be used effectively in a classroom. The students will understand the strengths and weaknesses of this method and improve their critical thinking on its implementation. By the end of the course students should have the perspective to judge how cooperative learning can be promoted, what cooperative learning's potential is for changing how learning takes place, how children interact with one another, and how individual educators can become more reflective and skilled in implementing cooperative learning in the classroom. Included are a list of course materials (each book is briefly described), outside resources on cooperative learning (newsletters, organizations, World Wide Web listservs and links), course objectives, course procedures, and an explanation of assignments and grading. For each week, reading assignments and learning goals are provided. (Contains a 23-item annotated bibliography on cooperative learning.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Students, Cooperative Learning, Course Descriptions, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Educator Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 14-18, 2000).