[SOLUTION] Cooperative Learning
Review and respond to this scenario: Mr. Percy is the teacher in the classroom next to yours. He generally seems to see himself as the? “director” of classroom events and seems fairly traditional in his methods. He leads most class activities from a podium at the front of the? room, his desks are set up in? rows, and when he allows students to work? together, it is typically on? low-level cooperative? tasks, such as reading together or checking one? another’s papers. He comes to you one day and? says, “I was reading an article about teachers who use cooperative learning in their? classes, and? I’m sort of intrigued by the idea.? I’m not? sure, though, that? it’s the right fit for? me, or that I even know how to get started in the use of cooperative groups with my students.? I’m also not sure how what they were discussing in the article really differs from the pair and partner work that? I’ve had my students do. What do you know about cooperative? learning?” Briefly describe the basic elements of cooperative learning and explain what distinguishes it from other types of group work. ?Hint: Review the section Research on Cooperative Learning.
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