Cooperative Learning Lesson Plans
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The paper explains that cooperative learning involves students working together in small groups to achieve shared goals, and discusses how cooperative learning can help increase a student's self-esteem and give the atmosphere of a safe learning environment. The paper also discusses how cooperative learning - or group work - brings together all sorts of ways for students to work on all of their intelligences. The paper looks at the teacher's role in a cooperative learning classroom and how they might facilitate and challenge the students' thinking and learning. The paper then presents three first grade cooperative learning lesson plans.
From the Paper:"Cooperative learning involves students working together in small groups to achieve shared goals (Gillies, 2007). Cooperative learning is a teaching approach that encourages socialization and learning among students - kindergarten through college - and across all types of subjects (Cohen, 1994). It is believed that cooperative learning encourages interpersonal intelligence growth as interpersonal intelligence is all about communication, and the ability to interact with others by interpreting their behavior and thus helping people to understand one another better. Teachers have found that cooperative learning can help increase a student's self-esteem and give the atmosphere of a safe learning environment, both of which can be related to classroom success rates where cooperative learning is employed.
"Cooperative learning - or group work's - success can be explained by looking at two categories of theories: motivational and cognitive (Slavin, 1994). Motivational perspectives on cooperative learning emphasize the reward or goal structures under which students function. While motivational theories of cooperative learning focus on the degree to which cooperative goals change students' incentives to do school work, cognitive theories focus on the effects of working together in itself (whether or not the group is trying to achieve some group goal) (1994)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Cohen, E. (1994). Designing groupwork: Strategies for the heterogeneous classroom. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Gardner, H. (1999). Intelligence reframed: Multiple intelligences for the 21st century. New York: Basic Books.
- Gillies, R M. (2007). Cooperative learning: Integrating theory and practice. California: Sage Publications.
- Kelley, Erin. (2010). "First day of school: I'll get to know you." A to Z Teacher Stuff. Retrieved on 13 August 2010, from the Web site: http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/307.shtml
- Slavin, R.E. (1994). Cooperative learning: Theory, research, and practice. Allyn & Bacon; 2nd edition.
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