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1 Cooperative Learning Introduction On the right track, Brussels June Lærdansk|Odense Denmark

2 What is Cooperative Learning? ► 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 2 Lærdansk|Odense Denmark

3 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. 3 Lærdansk|Odense Denmark

4 CL structures exercise and practice a lot of skills ► ► Teams (physical planning) ► ► Classbuilding ► ► Teambuilding ► ► Structures ► ► Classroom management ► ► Social skills ► ► 4 basic Principles 4 Lærdansk|Odense Denmark

5 It is a cooperative project to learn 4 basic principles: 4 basic principles: The key to CL: PIES principles PIES principles Positive interdependence Positive interdependence Individual accountability Individual accountability Equal participation Equal participation Simoultaneous interaction Simoultaneous interaction 5 Lærdansk|Odense Denmark

6 Cooperative Learning learning while talking ► Teambuilding Creates confidence Creates confidence Creates relations Creates relations Is fun Is fun You are put on scene You are put on scene Satisfies your need to Satisfies your need tointeract 6 Lærdansk|Odense Denmark

7 Cooperative Learning creates a positive atmosphere! ► Classbuilding Improves networking in the class Improves networking in the class Democratic classroom – equal oral participation. Democratic classroom – equal oral participation. Increases selfesteem. Increases selfesteem. 7 Lærdansk|Odense Denmark

8 Advantages of CL No.1: the atmosphere improves!! Because : 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! 8 Lærdansk|Odense Denmark

9 Students working in the classroom 9 Lærdansk|Odense Denmark

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14 ”Quiet-signal” – raise your arm Purpose: to catch the attention for 3 sec. CL-structure: ”Stand up – hand up – pair 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?:..” 14 Lærdansk|Odense Denmark

15 ”People hunt” gives you energy and creates a good atmosphere 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 16 Lærdansk|Odense Denmark

16 Quiz – quiz - trade Quiz – quiz - trade ► to remember and explain knowledge. - 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: Ideas: - A: ” what is the past tense of ”he walks”? - B: ”It is ”he walked”. - A: Could you explain the meaning of the word polution?” - B: ”Yes, I can try” - A:”Can you explain, what it means to rent a house?” - B:”Yes, I can” 18


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