Think On a piece of paper write 3 words related to Student- centered classrooms and cooperative learning . (3 minutes, individually)
Pair Pair up with a partner next to you.
Share Share and comment your words with your partner . (3 minutes)
Get together in groups of 5.
Each group member will have a role: encourager, note taker, time keeper, english only, moderator.only, moderator.
TASK 1: arrange the pieces in the envelope into a square shape. (5 minutes)
TASK 2: (10 minutes)
What were some of the constructive behaviors that helped you to complete the Tangram task?
What were some of the obstructive behaviors that prevented you from completing the Tangram activity?
What were some of the frustrations you felt when What were some of the frustrations you felt when obstructive behaviors were exhibited?
What are some choices you made in relation to frustrating behaviors?
What was the result of these choices?
Get ready to share
What are the benefits of group work and cooperative learning?
Low level of students choices
High level of students choiceschoices
Students are passive, receptors
Teacher makes most of the decisions.
Students are active participants
Decisions shared with the students
Studentscan work alone / in
small groups, at school / home
are involved in what they study
act as facilitators / guides
help students to work outlearning
take ownership of their learning
are more motivated and committed
Source: McLean (1997) & Educational Initiative Centre (2004)
develop students communicative and social skills
Each group member will get a piece of text with a number: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
Find your partners according with the number you got.you got.
TASK 1 read the text and elicit its main ideas. (10 minutes)
TASK 2 go back to your original group and share with your partners. (10 minutes)
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Dpto. Segundas Lenguas y Lenguas Extranjeras.