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ERIC Number: EJ816902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Moving beyond Lecture: Cooperative Learning and the Secondary Social Studies Classroom
Nagel, Paul
Education, v128 n3 p363-368 Spr 2008
Coke (2005) argues that vertical cooperative learning is needed between elementary and secondary school teachers. While this would help with the transition between grades and subjects, it is dependent upon school principals to implement these cooperative learning meetings. Drawing upon prior experience, the author advocates that pre-service social studies majors at the secondary level should practice cooperative learning strategies, such as "rallytable," "round table," and "talking chips" prior to teaching. By modeling cooperative learning strategies, pre-service teachers are exposed to the five essential elements of cooperative learning: positive interdependence; face-to-face interaction; individual and group accountability; interpersonal skills; and group processing. Examples of cooperative learning strategies for the social studies classroom are aligned with the content standards of the National Council for the Social Studies. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A