Cooperative Learning

Cooperative learning is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, each with students of different levels of ability, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject. Each member of a team is responsible not only for learning what is taught but also for helping teammates learn, thus creating an atmosphere of achievement.  Best-Selling Author and Cooperative Learning proponent, Alfie Kohn urges us to, “Look beyond methods, though, and consider goals. What’s the point of educating students in the first place?…As I’ve noted elsewhere, we have reason to worry when schooling is discussed primarily in the context of “global competitiveness” rather than in terms of what children need or what contributes to a democratic culture…” from School Would Be Great If It Weren’t for the Damn Kids; WASHINGTON POST “Answer Sheet” Blog, September 17, 2010

Link here to read “Resistance to Cooperative Learning” by Alfie Kohn

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