ERIC Number: ED449714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Active Learning: Cooperation in the College Classroom.
Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T.; Smith, Karl A.
This book explains how college faculty can use cooperative learning to increase student achievement, create positive relationships among students, and promote healthy student psychological adjustment to college. The book contains practical strategies toward these ends and presents the conceptual framework needed to create a cooperative learning community. The chapters are: (1) "Cooperative Learning in College"; (2) "Formal Cooperative Learning"; (3) "Informal Cooperative Learning"; (4) "Cooperative Based Groups"; (5) "Five Basic Elements"; (6) "Integrated Use of Cooperation"; (7) "Group Processing"; (8) "Assessing Student Productivity"; (9) "Cooperative College"; and (10) "Reflections." An appendix contains a review of research on cooperative learning. (Contains 10 figures, 7 tables, and 301 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, Cooperative Learning, Group Instruction, Higher Education, Student Adjustment
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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