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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 solutionSkill building

  • What is Cooperative Learning?Small groups of 3 or 4 Helping one another Sharing materials Sharing ideas Planning how to work together

  • A Cooperative Task or Learning ActivitySpecific contributions &/or roles Mutual help Each one accountable Clear evaluation criteria

  • Cooperative Learning MethodsTeams-Games-Tournaments - TGT Student Teams Achievement Divisions - STADCooperative StructuresLearning Together Jigsaw Complex InstructionGroup InvestigationConstructive Controversy

  • How Cooperative Learning Methods & 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

  • What CL methods and models have in common:Learning activities suitable for group workStudent interaction focused on task

    Cooperative behavior

    Positive interdependenceIndividual accountability

  • How does CL affect teachers? Move from transmission approach toTransactionTransformation

  • Before You Choose,Ask Yourself About:Group sizeTeacher's roleStudents' roleTime Rewards

    Main aims Students' age The curriculumPreparation Forming groups

  • What Causes CL to Spread Around the World?Diverse theoriesResearch support Multiple methods, models, procedures Teacher educationSchool-wide change