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Cooperative Learning
A Standard for High Achievement

First Edition


July 2012 | 80 pages | Corwin
Cooperative Learning reveals some of the structural complexities involved in implementing authentic cooperative learning in the classroom. It also suggests that when full cooperative learning structures are implemented, the benefits in student achievement often can be astounding. Descriptions, decisions, designs, and developments, a simple four-part scheme, introduce and refine the skillful use of cooperative learning in the K-12 classroom.
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
1. Description
Definition

 
Elements: R.I.C.H.E.S.

 
Research

 
Benefits

 
 
2. Decisions
Communication

 
Physical Tools

 
Group Formation

 
Lesson Supports

 
Management Tactics

 
Success Monitoring

 
 
3. Designs
Whole Class

 
Dyads

 
Triads/Quads

 
 
4. Developments
Leading

 
Generating Consensus

 
Building a Team

 
Communicating

 
Improving Social Skills

 
Closing

 
 
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R. Bruce Williams

Bruce Williams has more than thirty five years of international consulting experience, and is noted for his expertise in group facilitation and in planning and team building methodologies. Williams' specialty is facilitating participative, interactive group workshops whether they are focused on strategic planning and consensus building or instructional methodologies for the classroom. He has conducted successful workshops on brain compatible learning and school change facilitation, and he frequently presents in the areas of cooperative learning, higher order thinking skills, and authentic assessment. With seven years' experience in... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780970166555
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