Cooperative learning allows students to share ownership of learning and knowledge through collaboration and teamwork. This instructional strategy features shared learning goals and a requirement that students complete specific tasks and assignments as a team. The teacher’s role is to prepare the lesson, explain the task, monitor the learning, intervene when necessary, and assess achievement of the goals.
Visit these sites for more information on cooperative learning:
- Best Practices in Cooperative Learning
- Cooperative Learning: Students Working in Small Groups
- Cooperative Learning Checklist