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ERIC Number: EJ1255081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0749-4025
EISSN: EISSN-2376-6670
The Teacher's Role during Cooperative Learning: Should I Leave the Classroom When Students Are Independently Working in Teams?
David Duran; Marta Flores; Ester Miquel
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v54 n2 p24-40 2019
This research aims to discover which actions teachers adopt when pupils work cooperatively. 10 primary teachers' performance is analysed, through a qualitative design of observation of teaching practices in classrooms where cooperative learning is developed, complemented with the student teachers' perceptions. The results indicate a marked reduction in the interaction between the teacher and the whole class, with the focus changing from the traditional transmissive role of the teacher to one where, through alternative activities, the pupils become the protagonists. This change in approach to include active listening, scaffolding or immediate response to requests for help should be introduced in teacher training programmes to increase the willingness to use cooperative learning in classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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