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ERIC Number: EJ1055588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
Making Cooperative Learning Work in the College Classroom: An Application of the "Five Pillars" of Cooperative Learning to Post-Secondary Instruction
Jones, Karrie A.; Jones, Jennifer L.
Journal of Effective Teaching, v8 n2 p61-76 2008
Cooperative learning is viable yet generally underutilized method of instruction at the college level (Paulsen and Faust, 2008). This paper highlights the work of teacher educator Dr. Paul J. Vermette in his implementation of cooperative learning based practices in a graduate level Multicultural education course. In analyzing the "Five Pillars" of cooperative learning as outlined by Johnson, Johnson & Smith (1991), this article will highlight Vermette's implementation of cooperative learning structures to this theoretical framework. Through narratives of Vermette's actual teaching, the authors will provide suggestions for implementing cooperative learning in the college classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York