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ERIC Number: EJ914888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Towards Better Group Work: Seeing the Difference between Cooperation and Collaboration
Kozar, Olga
English Teaching Forum, v48 n2 p16-23 2010
The author argues that being unaware of the differences between cooperation and collaboration impedes teachers from organizing group work as effectively as possible. True collaboration is simply too valuable not to take advantage of because it provides students with a significant opportunity to learn from one another, negotiate meaning, and improve their social skills. The purpose of this article is twofold: the author highlights the difference between cooperative work and collaborative work in general; she also suggests practical activities that serve as stepping stones to promote collaboration in English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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