What Is Cooperative Learning?
Using small group activities and extended group projects to help students learn mathematics and group skills.
Cooperative learning activities help students retain information and prepares them for the workplace. To help you effectively incorporate cooperative learning into your teaching, this project includes the following:
• Instructor and student interviews
• Videos of in-class cooperative learning activities and extended projects
• Other written information
Go at your own pace, click on the links to the left to view each video and prepare for the assignment in Next Steps.
Components of Cooperative Learning
• Individual Accountability
Assessing the quality and quantity of each member’s contribution to the group.
• Positive Interdependence
To successfully complete the group’s task, the team is dependent on each member.
• Group Processing Skills
Members communicating on what they are doing well as a group and what they can improve on to help the group.