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 Teaching strategy involving
small team of students.
 Usually students of varying
ability are grouped together.
 Teammates are responsible for
all team members progress.
Why Use Cooperative learning?
 Promote student learning
 Increase student learning
 Develop learning skills
 Develop social skills
 Enhance learning experience
 Promote positive relationships.
How does cooperative learning
help your classroom?
 Promotes positive interdependence
 Individual and group accountability
 Supports success of group
 Teaches communication skills to members
 Promotes group processing
How can you incorporate
cooperative learning?
 Jigsaw
 Groups are established
 Each person is assigned unique material to learn
 Students collaborate with other students with the same
 Decisions are made on how to teach the subject.
 “experts” teach other groups
 Think-Pair-Share
 Students think individually about a question.
 Students share with partner and exchange thoughts
 The pairs share responses with other pairs or the entire
 Three Step Interview
 Each member of a team chooses another member to be a
 Individuals interview partners by asking clarifying
 Partners reverse roles
 Members share their partner’s response to the team.
 Round Robin – Brainstorming
 Class is divided into small groups ( 4 to 6)
 One person is appointed as the recorder
 A question with many different answers is posed and
time is given to think about answers.
 Members of the team share responses in a round robin
 Recorder writes down responses
 Three minute review
 Teachers stop during a lecture or review and give teams
three minutes to review what has been said.
 Students may ask clarifying questions or answer
 Numbered Heads Together
 Teams of four are established
 Each member is given a number of 1, 2, 3 or 4
 Questions are asked of the group
 Groups work together to answer the question
 Teacher calls out number ( 2) and each person with that
number is asked to give and answer.
 Team Pair Solo
 Students do problems as a team.
 Students then do problems with a partner.
 Students Do problems on their own
 Circle the sage
 Teacher calls on a students seeking which students have
special knowledge of a subject.
 The sages spread out in the room
 Students surround the sage while the sage explains what
they know while students listen, ask questions and take
 Students return to teams to share what they learned
from the sage they received information from.
 Partners
Class is divided into teams of four.
Partners move to one side of room
Half of each team is given an assignment to master and to be
able to teach the other half.
Partners work to learn and can consult with other partners
working on the same material.
Teams go back with each set of partners teaching the other
Partners quiz and tutor teammates.
More Ideas?
 Consult you handout for more ideas in making
cooperative learning groups.
 Visit http://www.kaganonline.com for more ideas tips
and training opportunities.