ERIC Number: ED460271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Cooperative Learning. Professional Development Series.
Northwest Regional Literacy Resource Center, Seattle, WA.
This document contains the materials required for two 6-hour workshop sessions designed to introduce educators working with adult basic education (ABE) and/or English-as-a-second-language (ESL) students to the use of cooperative learning in adult education classrooms by modeling. Included in the document are the following: introduction (overviews and timelines for each workshop session, preworkshop checklist, instructions for preparing for activities; materials and equipment checklist, critique sheet for trainers to use to give participants feedback); trainer's notes detailing all workshop activities; prereadings to be sent to participants before the workshop session; activities (including role cards, games, table signs); charts listing the workshop objectives; handouts containing all materials to which trainers will refer during the workshop; and transparencies (abbreviated textual and graphic elements of the training materials). Session 1 of the workshop and the prereadings present selected theoretical underpinnings to cooperative learning and specific strategies for organizing the learning environment. Session 2 provides participants with a broader theoretical framework and additional strategies for establishing a climate for student-centered learning. Among the specific topics examined are the following: differences between learning alone and in groups; team building; simple cooperative structures; individual accountability; positive interdependence; and strategies promoting interaction. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Educational Environment, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, English (Second Language), Group Dynamics, Group Structure, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Learning Processes, Professional Development, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Workshops, Teamwork
Northwest Regional Literacy Resource Center, 2120 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144. Tel: 800-238-1234 (Toll Free); Fax: 206-587-4900; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Literacy Resource Center, Seattle, WA.
Note: Lead developers include Jennifer Aisenberg-Reese, Maxine Frauman-Prickel, and Shash Woods. Series established by partnership between Oregon's Office of Community College Services and Washington's Adult Basic and Literacy Educators (ABLE) Network with funding from the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges.