ERIC Number: ED479273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jul-22
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Cooperative Work Groups: Preparing Students for the Real World.
Mandel, Scott M.
This book outlines how educators can design meaningful learning experiences that address standards and utilize cooperative learning, brain research, and the Internet to effectively develop a students' ability to thrive in the 21st century workplace. After an introduction that explains cooperative work groups, there are 13 chapters in four parts. Part 1, "The Way Students Accomplish Tasks," includes (1) "An Advanced, Modern Form of Cooperative Learning"; (2) "Group Formation"; (3) "Leadership"; (4) "Materials"; (5) "Teacher Role: Critical Thinking and Classroom Management"; and (6) "Assessment." Part two, "The Way Students Learn Effectively and Efficiently," includes (7) "Brain Research: The Multiple Intelligences"; (8) "Teacher Use of the Multiple Intelligences"; and (9)"Integrating the Multiple Intelligences into Cooperative Work Group Experiences." Part three, "The Internet as the Ultimate Educational Resource Center," includes (10) "The Concept, Reality, and Cost of Digital Literacy"; (11) "How to Locate Curricular Material on the Internet"; (12) "Integrating the Internet into Cooperative Work Group Experiences"; and (13) "Summary." Part four offers "Some Practical Examples of Teacher Unit Plans." Four resources offer an index of URLs, student Multiple Intelligence assessment, an example of an Internet acceptable use policy contract, and a cooperative work group lesson plan form. (Contains 58 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Brain, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Internet, Leadership, Multiple Intelligences, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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