ERIC Number: ED472334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Small-Group Instruction: An Annotated Bibliography of Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Resources in Higher Education, 1997. Occasional Paper.
Cooper, James; Robinson, Pamela
This bibliography was designed specifically for faculty members or administrators involved in science, mathematics, engineering, and/or technology (SMET) interested in teaching and learning issues. Specifically, it addresses research, theory and/or practice in small groups, and cooperative instruction focusing on SMET disciplines in higher education. Cooperative learning is more structured and teacher-centered than many other forms of small-group teaching. It tends to emphasize formal instructional procedures and focus on individual accountability in course grading. Although this document focuses on cooperative learning, a number of sources addressing other small-group procedures are included since they are of interest to the audience. This document is not an exhaustive description of small- group instruction relating to SMET or the individual disciplines which SMET encompasses but rather the intent is to give readers a snapshot of historical and contemporary work in cooperative learning that furnishes a context from which to view the field. (YDS)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Technology
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.
Note: Preliminary work was supported by the Los Angeles Collaborative for Teacher Excellence, California State University, Dominguez Hills. A draft version appeared in the Mathematical Association of America's MAA Notes (#44).