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Stahl, Robert J. – 1994
In successfully establishing and having students complete group tasks within a cooperative learning framework, 14 essential elements must be present. The elements necessary for cooperative learning are: (1) a clear set of specific student learning outcome objectives; (2) all students in the group accept the targeted outcome; (3) clear and complete…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Group Discussion
Blosser, Patricia E. – 1993
This bulletin focuses on cooperative learning with an emphasis on its use in science classrooms. A comprehensive review of the educational literature on cooperative learning is presented. Major sections of this document include the following: (1) why cooperative learning in science? (2) some characteristics of cooperative learning; (3) some…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Literature Reviews
Johnson, David W.; And Others – 1991
This monograph explores the current use in higher education of cooperative learning, the instructional use of small groups so that students work together to maximize their own and each other's learning. The opening section sets out to define cooperative learning, and to look at the history of the technique, its basic elements, types of cooperative…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Competition, Cooperative Learning
Lankard, Bettina A. – 1992
Cooperative learning is gaining the attention of vocational educators who must prepare students for employment in a workplace increasingly focused on teamwork. It is a model that provides opportunities for students to explore concepts and develop interpersonal skills that enhance their learning. Research shows that cooperative learning promotes…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Education Work Relationship
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
Each teacher has a style of teaching that provides the most effective way to help students grasp the desired learning concepts. One point teachers agree on is that teaching vocabulary to children needs to be an active process that engages students in entertaining activities and helps them build a bridge between already known vocabulary and the new…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, Educational Games, Elementary Education
Marshall, Brigitte – 2002
This report discusses efforts in adult English as a Second Language (ESL) education to link language instruction to workforce and civic skills (skills needed for successful participation in the community). It looks at the social forces that underlie these efforts (shifts in the U.S. economy, welfare reform, accountability requirements, and learner…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Learning, Civics, Classroom Techniques
Anderson, Neil J. – 2002
This digest examines the role metacognition can play in the teaching and learning of a second language. Understanding and controlling cognitive processes may be one of the most essential skills that classroom teachers can help second language learners develop. Rather than focus students' attention solely on learning the language, second language…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Second Language Instruction
Kagan, Spencer – 1995
Language Acquisition is determined by a complex interaction of a number of critical input, output, and context variables. This digest examines these variables and reveals that cooperative learning has a dramatic positive impact on almost all of the variables critical to language acquisition. The examination looks at how cooperative learning…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC. – 1992
In cooperative learning, students work together in small groups on tasks that require cooperation and interdependence among all individuals in each group. This digest looks at how cooperative learning can be used as an effective method for working with students from diverse language backgrounds. Focus is specifically on the structural approach to…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Differences, Limited English Speaking
Barnett, Harvey – 2001
Over the last 20 years, K-12 schools have spent millions of dollars equipping their schools with the latest technologies, but often without a thoughtful plan of how their use would impact learning and teaching. What is important is how the technology is integrated with the instructional program. To ensure that technology dollars have an impact on…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational Planning
Lin, Chia-Hui – 2001
Philosophical and methodological differences exist regarding how best to instruct and encourage young children to read and write. In America, teaching reading and writing to young children has always been an area of controversy and debate, and it remains so today. The purpose of this digest is to review various studies and to identify essential…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education
Kielsmeier, James C. – 1988
This digest offers camp leaders, outdoor experiential educators, school and college faculty, or youth agency staff who are interested in nurturing youth leaders a framework for designing youth leadership programs which employ an outdoor setting as a "leadership classroom." Basic categories for leadership theory are defined: trait theory,…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Experiential Learning, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training
Smith, Carl B., Ed. – 2003
Students develop skills from learning to listen and from having someone listen to them. While most educators assume that listening is a matter of choice, not ability, listening is actually something students have to be taught to do well. This topical bibliography and commentary summarizes several research studies which provide insight into skills…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Listening Skills
Frauenknecht, Marianne – 2003
Comprehensive school health education (CSHE) can help youth obtain the greatest benefits from education and become healthy and productive adults. One child out of four has an emotional, social, or physical health limitation that interferes with learning. Because schools have the capacity to reach 53 million students every year for 12 years, they…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Adkins, Carol; Simmons, Bora – 2002
This digest examines the definitions of outdoor, experiential, and environmental education and clarifies the boundaries and essential elements of each tradition. Early in its history, outdoor education was influenced by advocates of camping education and nature study. Today outdoor education includes outdoor experiences designed to meet objectives…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational History, Educational Principles, Environmental Education
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