Cooperative Learning for Meaningful Learning

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Cooperative Learning for Meaningful Learning. Yael Sharan. When does it make sense to study with another person?. An open-ended question No prescribed answer or solution Skill building. What is Cooperative Learning?. Small groups of 3 or 4 Helping one another Sharing materials - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>Cooperative Learning for Meaningful Learning</p><p>Yael Sharan</p></li><li><p>When does it make sense to study with another person? An open-ended question No prescribed answer or solutionSkill building</p></li><li><p>What is Cooperative Learning?Small groups of 3 or 4 Helping one another Sharing materials Sharing ideas Planning how to work together</p></li><li><p>A Cooperative Task or Learning ActivitySpecific contributions &amp;/or roles Mutual help Each one accountable Clear evaluation criteria </p></li><li><p>Cooperative Learning MethodsTeams-Games-Tournaments - TGT Student Teams Achievement Divisions - STADCooperative StructuresLearning Together Jigsaw Complex InstructionGroup InvestigationConstructive Controversy</p></li><li><p>How Cooperative Learning Methods &amp; Models DifferMastery and motivationSTAD, TGT, JigsawSocial skills and interpersonal communicationLearning Together Structural ApproachIn-depth intellectual inquiry, intrinsic motivation and equal status interactionComplex Instruction, Group Investigation</p></li><li><p>What CL methods and models have in common:Learning activities suitable for group workStudent interaction focused on task</p><p>Cooperative behavior</p><p>Positive interdependenceIndividual accountability </p></li><li><p>How does CL affect teachers? Move from transmission approach toTransactionTransformation</p></li><li><p>Before You Choose,Ask Yourself About:Group sizeTeacher's roleStudents' roleTime Rewards</p><p>Main aims Students' age The curriculumPreparation Forming groups </p></li><li><p>What Causes CL to Spread Around the World?Diverse theoriesResearch support Multiple methods, models, procedures Teacher educationSchool-wide change</p></li></ul>