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Stevahn, Laurie; McGuire, Margit E. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Pre-service teachers typically find it challenging to implement cooperative learning authentically in schools given the complexities of classroom environments. Curriculum integration also is demanding because it requires combining research-informed pedagogies and best practices to promote academic and social learning. This article describes how…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Tamah, Siti Mina – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2014
With the trend to incorporate cooperative learning in the classroom practices, another mode of assessing students is required. In other words, how can a teacher enforce Individual Accountability and Positive Interdependence in assessing his or her students? This paper is intended to provide a model of assessing students who are accustomed to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Evaluation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries
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Yang, Wenhui; Chen, Linhan – English Language Teaching, 2015
This paper presents an ethnographic study of the application of cultural continuity in English as Foreign Language (EFL) teaching in International College, GDUFS China. Based on Holliday's (2001) findings and Brown's (2000) twelve "manifestos" together with interviews of the Chinese learners, the authors investigate the discoursal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Instruction
Chang, Sau Hou – Online Submission, 2014
Successful co-teaching relies on essential elements, such as collaborative planning, communication skills, partnership relationship, classroom application, knowledge base, and co-teaching approaches. The objective of this study is to examine if teacher candidates and cooperating teachers use different essential co-teaching elements to implement…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Student Teaching, Team Teaching, Cooperating Teachers
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Jiang, Dongmei – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This study investigated the effect of cooperative learning on writing anxiety alleviation through a pre-test/post-test assessment. 120 EFL learners from a Chinese polytechnic institute were assigned into two groups: one experimental (cooperative writing) and the other comparison (solitary writing). Results revealed that cooperative learning…
Descriptors: Writing Apprehension, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Canelas, Dorian A.; Hill, Jennifer L.; Novicki, Andrea – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Science and engineering educators and employers agree that students should graduate from college with expertise in their major subject area as well as the skills and competencies necessary for productive participation in diverse work environments. These competencies include problem-solving, communication, leadership, and collaboration, among…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Organic Chemistry, Achievement Gains, Transfer of Training
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Florman, Jean C. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
This chapter introduces a University of Iowa effort to enhance and support active learning pedagogies in technology-enhanced (TILE) classrooms and three elements that proved essential to the campus-wide adoption of those pedagogies. It then describes the impact of those professional development efforts on the curricula and cultures of three…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Technology Integration, Classroom Techniques, Adoption (Ideas)
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Young, Andrea; Bruhns, Kathryn – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
In this article, we give two examples of creating portable chalkboards using chalkboard paint for students to use during cooperative learning. This provides a creative method for professors to facilitate active learning in the undergraduate mathematics classroom.
Descriptors: Mathematics Materials, Manipulative Materials, Chalkboards, Material Development
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Martínez Lirola, María – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Cooperative learning allows students acquisition of competences that are essential for the labour market such as leadership, critical thinking, communication, and so on. For this reason, different cooperative activities were designed in a language subject in English Studies so that students could work in groups and acquire those competences. This…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Emotional Development, College Students, Competence
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Lerdpornkulrat, Thanita; Koul, Ravinder; Poondej, Chanut – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine student perceptions of the learning environment in their program major and general education classrooms. The participants were 870 undergraduate students majoring in engineering, fine arts, education, economics and nursing programs at a university in Thailand. We found significant differences in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Intellectual Disciplines
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Buchs, Céline; Gilles, Ingrid; Antonietti, Jean-Philippe; Butera, Fabrizio – Educational Psychology, 2016
Despite the potential benefits of cooperative learning at university, its implementation is challenging. Here, we propose a theory-based 90-min intervention with 185 first-year psychology students in the challenging domain of statistics, consisting of an exercise phase and an individual learning post-test. We compared three conditions that…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Intervention, Psychology, College Freshmen
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Kibble, Jonathan D.; Bellew, Christine; Asmar, Abdo; Barkley, Lisa – Advances in Physiology Education, 2016
The goal of this review is to highlight the key elements needed to successfully deploy team-based learning (TBL) in any class, but especially in large enrolment classes, where smooth logistics are essential. The text is based on a lecture and workshop given at the American Physiological Society's Institute on Teaching and Learning in Madison, WI,…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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Alanson, Erik R.; Robles, Richard A. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2016
The following study utilizes an ePortfolio platform to examine desirable employment competencies during an introductory level professional development course for cooperative education students at a large, research intensive institution. The researchers created course activities allowing students to demonstrate essential learning outcomes derived…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Undergraduate Students, Portfolio Assessment
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Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T.; Smith, Karl A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Cooperative learning is an example of how theory validated by research may be applied to instructional practice. The major theoretical base for cooperative learning is social interdependence theory. It provides clear definitions of cooperative, competitive, and individualistic learning. Hundreds of research studies have validated its basic…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Instructional Improvement, College Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship
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Cancela, Angeles; Maceiras, Rocio; Sánchez, Angel; Izquierdo, Milagros; Urréjola, Santiago – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
The aim of this paper is to describe the design of chemical engineering laboratory sessions in order to focus them on the learning company approach. This is an activity carried out in the classroom similar to the activities that exist in real companies. This could lead classroom practice to a more cooperative learning and a different style of…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Laboratories, Teaching Methods, Student Projects
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