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ERIC Number: EJ846154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0147-2453
Using Reference Materials: An Activity that Works
Curriculum Review, v48 n9 p10 May 2009
A common complaint of employers of entry-level workers is that those workers have no understanding of how to work as a member of a team. Cooperative learning is a step in that direction. Working together toward a common goal is an admirable quest: however, within this system the wayward student occasionally is allowed to "coast" while the conscientious student works to take up the slack. In preparing students for their future, there is a need to illustrate the importance of using reference materials to answer questions and accomplish tasks. This paper presents a matrix that addresses the importance of teamwork while also stressing the importance of utilizing reference materials in answering specific questions in a time-bound project. This activity offers many advantages to the student and teacher alike. Students learn to: (1) work with many different types of individuals in a small group setting; (2) utilize reference materials to answer questions; (3) utilize classmates as resources; and (4) perform a task in response to a deadline.
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Language: English
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