ERIC Number: ED471897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Enhancing Learning--and More!--Through Cooperative Learning. IDEA Paper.
Millis, Barbara J.
This paper describes cooperative learning, an instructional approach designed to promote deep learning, encourage self-esteem and the acceptance of others, and improve interpersonal effectiveness. Cooperative learning entails small groups working on specific tasks, carefully structured. The premises underlying cooperative learning and the theory and research on which its practices rely are outlined. A guide to effective cooperative learning experiences discusses conducting the cooperative classroom, establishing a cooperative activity, organizing groups and teams effectively, and managing group activities. (Contains 26 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. IDEA Center.