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Cooperative Learning in the Classroom
Putting it into Practice



January 2007 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Cooperative Learning in the Classroom demonstrates how to structure lesson activities that encourage pupils to work collaboratively in pairs or small groups to support each other and improve learning. This inclusive approach to teaching reflects the focus on learning styles current initiatives such as Every Child Matters and Excellence and Enjoyment and .

An accessible guide for any practitioner, this book provides a step-by-step approach to implementing cooperative learning in the classroom and covers:

  • The key factors that make cooperative learning work 
  • Advice on measuring the effectiveness of cooperative learning 
  • Guidelines for using cooperative learning to encourage effective talk 
  • Ideas for practical activities 
  • An action plan for whole school professional development

An invaluable resource for individual teachers using cooperative learning techniques, this book will also be of interest to headteachers, trainee teachers and learning support staff.


 
Cooperative Learning: What Is It And Why Does It Matter?
 
Learning For All?
 
Using Diversity as a Strength
 
Talk, Talk, Talk
 
Cooperative Learning and How It Can Help
 
Putting Cooperative Learning Into Practice
 
APPENDICES
 
Cooperative Learning Professional Development Programme
 
Fulfilling Pupils Needs
 
Cooperative Learning Structures
 
Developing Effective Communication Skills - A Phased Programme
 
Roles in Groups
 
Five Key Steps to Implement Cooperative Learning
 
Action Plan for Teaching and Developing Cooperative Learning Skills
 
Quick Cooperative Learning Starter Activities
 
Cooperative Learning - Common Social Problems
 
Cooperative Learning Peer Observation Proforma
 
Pupil Questionnaire

'Each chapter ends with practical activities, professional development activities, a 'points to remember' box and references for further reading. A useful resource for teachers, headteachers, trainee teachers and support staff' -
Ian Hall, Learning and Teaching


'The book is a well-written and non-threatening guide through the minefield of introducing a new pedagogical mindset...At last, teachers have a 'how-to' for co-operative learning, so now there are no excuses not to do it!'
- Journal of Co-operative Studies


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.

Mrs Kulwinder Maude
School of Education, Kingston University
July 6, 2016

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.

Mr Gwyn Ellis
School of Education, Bangor University
February 13, 2013

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.

Ms Kim Blakey
HASS, Glamorgan University
July 23, 2010

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.

Ms Kim Blakey
HASS, Glamorgan University
July 23, 2010

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