Cooperative Learning Denmark

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Cooperative Learning
Cooperative Learning
Introduction
On the right track,
Brussels
June 2012
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What is Cooperative Learning?
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Dr. Spencer Kagan prof. of
psychology and education at the
university of California research since 1960’s in cl,
multiple intelligences, classroom
discipline. His strategies are
used in teacher training
institutes in many countries.
Strictly teacher-controlled
structures
Cooperation in pairs, groups or
the whole class
Everybody participates at the
same time
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The 3 classrooms
A: Ordinary teaching from the blackboard
”Who can tell me the answer?”
B: Traditional group work
Unstructured interaction
C: Cooperative Learning
Structured interaction.
Strictly structured and
teacher controlled work in pairs and
teams, where all the students have
to participate and be active.
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CL structures exercise and practice a lot of
skills
Teams (physical planning)
► Classbuilding
► Teambuilding
► Structures
► Classroom management
► Social skills
► 4 basic Principles
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It is a cooperative project to
learn
4 basic principles:
The key to CL:
• PIES principles
• Positive
interdependence
• Individual
accountability
• Equal participation
• Simoultaneous
interaction
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Cooperative Learning
learning while talking
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Teambuilding
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Creates confidence
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Creates relations
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Is fun
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You are put on scene
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Satisfies your need to
interact
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Cooperative Learning
creates a positive atmosphere!
►Classbuilding
• Improves networking
in the class
• Democratic classroom
– equal oral
participation.
• Increases selfesteem.
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Advantages of CL
No.1: the atmosphere improves!!
Because:
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One mutual aim
Committed students
Face to face:
Intense dialogs.
Immediate feedback and
recognition.
Fun to participate in.
Good results.
And it’s fun for the
teacher as well!
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Students working in the classroom
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”Quiet-signal” – raise your arm
Purpose: to catch the attention for 3 sec.
CL-structure:
”Stand up – hand up –
pair up”
The teacher asks a question:
”what was your favorite holiday
experience?” (space to consider).
A and B talk and discuss about 3 min.
Catch a new partner.
The teacher asks a new question:
”What do you think about Brussels?: ..”
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”People hunt”
gives you energy and creates a
good atmosphere
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The students receive a
piece of paper with
questions
You catch a partner, ask a
question. If your partner
can answer, he signs
Raise your arm, catch a
new partner.
Each partner can only sign
once
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Quiz – quiz - trade
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to remember and explain
knowledge .
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To explain words from a text.
Past and present tense.
Questions to a book or a text
read in class.
Word order exercises.
Cards with pictures: ”what is
this?”
”What is he/she doing?”
Ideas:
A: ” what is the past tense of
”he walks”?
B: ”It is ”he walked”.
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-A:”Can
you explain, what it means to rent
a house?”
-B:”Yes, I can”
-A:
Could you explain the meaning of the
word polution?”
-B:
”Yes, I can try”
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