Graduation Year

2010

Location

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

10-4-2010 9:00 AM

End Date

10-4-2010 10:00 AM

Description

This inquiry is a collaborative study of the benefits of integrating cooperative learning into the classroom. Specifically, we attempt to answer the following questions: 1) How can we effectively integrate cooperative learning into the classroom? 2) In what ways will cooperative learning benefit the students in our classroom? In our inquiry, we discuss the three types of cooperative learning: partner work, group work, and whole class collaboration, which we implemented in the classroom. We used lesson, plans, field notes, reflections, photographs, student work, and literature to support our inquiry. We analyzed our data to determine the benefits as well as limitations of using cooperative learning in the classroom. We address how this inquiry has influenced our teaching philosophies and how it will impact our future classroom practices.

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Apr 10th, 9:00 AM Apr 10th, 10:00 AM

Integrating Cooperative Learning in the Classroom

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

This inquiry is a collaborative study of the benefits of integrating cooperative learning into the classroom. Specifically, we attempt to answer the following questions: 1) How can we effectively integrate cooperative learning into the classroom? 2) In what ways will cooperative learning benefit the students in our classroom? In our inquiry, we discuss the three types of cooperative learning: partner work, group work, and whole class collaboration, which we implemented in the classroom. We used lesson, plans, field notes, reflections, photographs, student work, and literature to support our inquiry. We analyzed our data to determine the benefits as well as limitations of using cooperative learning in the classroom. We address how this inquiry has influenced our teaching philosophies and how it will impact our future classroom practices.