ERIC Number: EJ929637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Building Relationships through Cooperative Learning
Bullard, Julie; Bullock, Janis R.
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v25 n1 p39-48 2004
Based upon several years of team-teaching intensive early childhood education courses, the authors discuss their experiences of building teacher-learner relationships through cooperative and collaborative learning. After witnessing significant conflict occurring within groups over the years, the authors began to investigate, discuss and integrate notions of cooperative learning, collaboration, conflict and change within their early childhood courses. Considerations for limiting unproductive conflict and encouraging productive conflict among adult learners are highlighted. Guided by current research, the authors developed and applied several practices and strategies to support relationship building, promote respectful interactions, and to assist groups to negotiate conflict and work collaboratively on goals and projects.
Descriptors: Education Courses, Early Childhood Education, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Cooperation, Conflict, Teacher Education, Conflict Resolution, Teacher Collaboration, Interaction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Montana