Cooperative learning is as much a skill for students to develop as it is a reflection on how we work and interact in any career or group situation. With an endless number of different techniques and strategies, try using some of the below examples to group and encourage cooperation with your students. Mix and match techniques, take from one, add to another and venture forward to invent and create your own.
Each of these strategies has been sourced from the Creative Commons text ‘Educational Psychology‘ authored by professor of educational psychology at the University of Manitoba Kelvin Seifert and Dr. Rosemary Sutton.
Strategies for Encouraging Cooperative Learning by Fractus Learning is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Links and Additional Material
- Educational Psychology – Strategy source text
- The Basic Collaborative Learning Techniques – Iowa State University PDF
- Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding – Video (9 min)
- 20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers
- Cooperative Learning Strategies – Video lecture (1 hour)
- Planning for a Collaborative Learning Environment – Video (6 min)
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