Cooperative Learning in the Classroom
Putting it into Practice
- Wendy Jolliffe - University of Hull, UK
Classroom Management | Learning Styles | Primary Teacher Training
Cooperative Learning is about structuring lesson activities to encourage pupils to work collaboratively in pairs or small groups to support each other to improve their learning. This inclusive approach to teaching is very much in tune with current initiatives such as Every Child Matters and Excellence and Enjoyment and the focus on learning styles.
This book is an accessible guide to implementing cooperative learning in the classroom. It includes:
" an explanation of the key factors that make cooperative learning work
" a step-by-step approach to implementing cooperative learning in the classroom
" advice on how to measure the effectiveness of cooperative learning
" guidance for using cooperative learning to encourage effective talk
" links to supporting children's emotional intelligence
" ideas for practical activities
" an action plan and programme for whole school professional development
The book is an invaluable resource for individual teachers using cooperative learning techniques in classrooms, this book will also be of interest to headteachers, trainee teachers and learning support staff.
Useful as an additional text for ECE and ITE students alike
This book will be useful in developing our students' understanding of importance of 'talk' which can not be emphasized enough in our lectures. Trainee teachers will find the resources in the book useful to develop their expertise in subject leadership as well.
Some interesting aspects contained within the publication and currently there is a great deal of importance place on collaborative learning within the schools of twenty first century Wales.
A useful text for students preparing to deliver group sessions with young people. It gives a clear rationale for adopting a cooperative approach to learning in a class setting.
A clearly written text for Undergarduate Youth Studies students many of whom will be required to adopt a cooperatvie learing approach in a class and youth work setting.