Cooperative Learning Term Paper by The Research Group

Cooperative Learning
Use, effectiveness, theory & techniques of group learning in motivating children & creating positive classroom climate.
# 11845 | 1,350 words | 6 sources | 1996 | US
Published on Dec 30, 2002 in Education (Theory)

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"Cooperative learning and other innovative ways of teaching children are more intrinsically motivating to elementary students than traditional approaches to instruction. Group learning approaches, sometimes known as cooperative or collaborative learning, are a recommended means of increasing student motivation in the elementary classroom because such approaches stress the intrinsic rewards of peer support and cooperation over such extrinsic (and temporary) rewards such as good grades or a pizza party on a Friday afternoon. Additionally, an elementary teacher needs to be mindful of children's individual learning styles and his or her own theoretical orientation in the classroom. In other words, children's levels of motivation are tied to factors which can be manipulated by a skilled instructor. The expanding teacher use of cooperative learning groups..."

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