ERIC Number: EJ1049866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Cooperative Learning in Elementary Schools
Slavin, Robert E.
Education 3-13, v43 n1 p5-14 2015
Cooperative learning refers to instructional methods in which students work in small groups to help each other learn. Although cooperative learning methods are used for different age groups, they are particularly popular in elementary (primary) schools. This article discusses methods and theoretical perspectives on cooperative learning for the elementary grades. The article acknowledges the contributions from each of the major theoretical perspectives and places them in a model that depicts the likely role each plays in cooperative learning outcomes. This work explores conditions under which each perspective may operate, and suggests further research needed to advance cooperative learning scholarship.
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Motivation, Rewards, Group Dynamics, Interaction, Cognitive Processes, Developmental Psychology, Evidence, Educational Practices, Elementary Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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