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Kassner, Kirk – Music Educators Journal, 2002
Focuses on the use of cooperative learning in the music classroom to teach the National Standards for Music Education. Discusses how to create groups and other practical matters of cooperative learning that need to be addressed by teachers. Includes a bibliography of resources to assist teachers using cooperative learning. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Bibliographies, Cooperative Learning, Educational Benefits
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Baloche, Lynda; And Others – English Journal, 1993
Describes various group discussion activities for fostering discussion skills in the English classroom. Discusses "fishbowls" and "creative controversies." Outlines the five basic elements of any cooperative lesson plan. Shows how teachers can successfully implement cooperative learning in the classroom. (HB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cooperative Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), English Curriculum
Haas, Mary E.; Laughlin, Margaret A. – 2002
Teacher members of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) describe the study of current events as essential or very important to the social studies curriculum. Most teachers indicated using current events to provide contemporary examples of abstract historical, social, economic, and political concepts or to illustrate the continuity of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Current Events, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Panitz, Theodore – Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal, 2000
Argues that appropriate use of technology lies in supplemental instruction intended to complement classroom activities, not replace them. Favors the use of inquiry, discussions, and cooperative learning methods in higher education. (Contains 53 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Nemesh, Mary – Business Education Forum, 1979
Career and business education should include instruction in economic awareness, with cooperating teachers from other disciplines offering courses or conducting workshops in economic concepts. The author suggests class activities and a cooperative economic awareness and occupational knowledge guidance program for business students. (MF)
Descriptors: Business Education, Career Education, Career Guidance, Class Activities
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Hendrix, James C. – Clearing House, 1999
Advocates cooperative learning as an instructional model for use by middle and high school social studies teachers to improve students' understanding of content and encourage students to become actively and constructively involved in the learning process. Describes five cooperative learning strategies appropriate for the social studies classroom…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies
Lewis-Moreno, Betsy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2007
Teachers who are not well prepared for ELL students struggle to address their needs in the classroom: How can I teach the students if I don't speak their language? What do I do when the students don't understand? If myths and misconceptions about those learning a new language are accepted, the type and quality of instruction for ELL students can…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Inclusive Schools, Educational Quality
Agricultural Education Magazine, 2001
Includes 10 theme articles addressing research uses in agricultural education, including research on effective teaching, classrooms as teaching labs, teacher inquiry, agriscience achievement, learning communities, applications of Bloom's taxonomy, use of the elements of reasoning, end-of-term student presentations, and personality types. (SK)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Research, High Schools, Higher Education
Hunter, William J. – Writing Notebook: Creative Word Processing in the Classroom, 1992
Describes an imaginary future classroom in which students are engaged in cooperative group writing on a computer network. (SR)
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Computer Networks, Cooperative Learning, Higher Education
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Kletzien, Sharon Benge; Baloche, Lynda – Journal of Reading, 1994
Argues that student-to-student discussions are effective in clarifying thinking, reviewing concepts, and developing meaning from text. Discusses ways that cooperative learning principles and techniques can provide a framework to encourage true discussions in classrooms. (SR)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cooperative Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Group Discussion
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Saban, Ahmet – Reading Improvement, 1994
Explains cooperative learning and provides a sample implementation of the group investigation model. Suggests that implementation of the group investigation model in a graduate-level reading education course supports the findings of cooperative learning in the literature. Argues that cooperative learning should be a part of teacher education…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Models
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Yam, Leo P. K. – Chinese University Education Journal, 1986
Reviews various theoretical models of the communication process and relates these to information on instructional presentations, student-teacher interaction, nonverbal communication and the use of instructional media. Maintains that regardless of future technological innovation, elements of interpersonal communication should be considered the most…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Technology, Higher Education, Humanistic Education
Marzano, Robert J.; Marzano, Jana S. – 1987
The purpose of this paper is to operationally define four components of a mental set and describe how students can be taught to be aware of and control their mental set. Parameters of mental set include affect, attitude, focus, and meaning. It is argued that many factors essential to the success of a given task are at least partially, and perhaps…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Definitions, Emotional Experience, Guidelines
Davidson, Neil – Cooperative Learning, 1989
Small group cooperative learning can be applied with all age levels of mathematics students. A community of learners actively working together enhances each person's mathematical knowledge, proficiency, and enjoyment. Classroom procedures for cooperative mathematics lessons are outlined. (JD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Westervelt, Todd G. – General Music Today, 2002
Focuses on how to include movement education into the music classroom. Discusses the techniques developed by three movement specialists: (1) Edwin Gordon's Continuous Fluid Motion (CFM); (2) Rudolf von Laban's effort/flow elements; and (3) Phyllis Weikart's taxonomy of movement. Includes a bibliography of resources. (CMK)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Educational Benefits, Educational Strategies
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