Some of the most powerful and widely applicable research-proven instructional practices are those of cooperative learning, which are highly effective in engaging and motivating students. When implemented correctly, such practices have been proven to increase students’ achievement in a wide range of content areas at all grade levels. Cooperative learning models will be explored to understand the variables that differentiate group work from true cooperative learning, including individual accountability and group rewards. The effectiveness of student teams to support learning through peer motivation, peer assessment and reteaching will be examined in depth.
- Define the concept of cooperative learning and how it relates to
- Describe how cooperative learning works when there is individual
accountability, equal opportunities for success and team recognition built into
- Describe the four theoretical perspectives of cooperative
- Consider the impact of cooperative learning on 21st
century skills and meeting the cognitive demands of the Common Core State