With cooperative learning students talk, work, and share together in the classroom. The goal of cooperative learning is to increase student engagement and make all students accountable for their own learning.
Dr. Spencer Kagan asserts that cooperative learning must follow the PIES principles:
P - Positive Interdependence: There must be a team oriented environment where each member of the team has a specific role. Students must all cooperate in order to accomplish the goal.
I - Individual Accountibility: Although students are working together, each student should be accountable for their own work and contributions to the the group. Thus, each student should be graded on their own work.
E - Equal Participation: Ensure that each member of the gorup has the oportunity to play an active role in the group task.
S - Simultaneous Interaction: As many students should be engaged at one time as possible. For example, teams could present their work to other teams instead of students presenting one at a time to the class.
Kagan, Spencer. Cooperative Learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing, 2002.
Structures with the word “Table” refer to cooperative strategies that include writing.
Structures with the word “Robin” refer to cooperative strategies that include speaking.
Structures with the word “Rally” refer to two partners.
Structures with the word “Round” refer to table teams (4 people teams).
|Activities / Announcements / Assignments||Description||Approximate Due Date *|
|Stand and Share||8/07/50|
|Quiz Quiz Trade||8/07/50|
|Fan n' Pick||8/07/50|
|Send A Question||8/07/50|
|Mix Pair Share||8/07/50|
* Due dates are subject to change.