Category Archives: Cooperative Learning

Cooperative Learning: There Is No I In Team (But There Is One In Interdependence)

Are you tired of group work? Does the idea of working with other people make you groan? Will your group members actually do their work or will they leave it to you to finish the project all by yourself? Why … Continue reading

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Structuring Interdependence: Cooperative Learning

I’m sure every student has experienced this: Group projects aren’t the most fun, exciting and collaborative as your teachers think it is. One person goes missing, another one says they’ll help but doesn’t, and some don’t have any idea what’s … Continue reading

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More Than Just Group Work

Throughout school, I remember dreading group work. Huge projects that were supposed to be completed by multiple students. However, in the end it was always me finishing the project and compensating for other’s lack of work. This is obviously not … Continue reading

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Cooperative Learning: Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Getting Started One of the many benefits of cooperative learning is the development of social skills through team building. In order for you and your students to get the most out of your cooperative learning experience you have to start … Continue reading

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Less “I” and more “We”: Cooperative Learning in Classrooms

Cooperation of humans is KEY for allowing society to survive. Cooperation allows people to work together to achieve a common goal or derive mutual benefits. Without cooperation, individuals would not be able to exchange valuable information that allows both sides … Continue reading

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Teamwork makes the dream work! But only if its Cooperative

Everyone has most likely done group work in the past. Many people, like myself, would dread having to find a group made of people I knew would actually contribute and not just leave the work of four people all on … Continue reading

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Cooperative Learning fast facts

This just in: Cooperative Learning has taking our current educational studies by storm. What is Cooperative Learning? Cooperative Learning is the idea that students take learning into their own hands while teachers take a step back. Students learn through various … Continue reading

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Cooperative Learning Styles: The Evolved Group Project

The “Typical” Group Project Often times, students will fall into one of several roles for a group project and will not divide work evenly.  This can highlight strengths of different students, but it usually ends up leaving one person with … Continue reading

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Making Group Projects Enjoyable Instead of Dreaded

Imagine this scenario… It’s the week before finals and you get assigned a group project to complete before your final. The groups are assigned – you don’t get to pick. There’s you: the ever-so-studious and hardworking students who knows what’s … Continue reading

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Extreme Group Work: Cooperative Learning

Think back to high school and all those group projects or group activities. Did you ever feel disconnected from your group? Like you were the only one carrying the group or vice versa? Hate group work? If you answered ‘yes’ … Continue reading

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