Cooperative Learning for Higher Education Faculty

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This definitive "how-to" book on cooperative learning at the postsecondary level is designed to serve as a vital resource for faculty who use a collaborative approach to education. It offers an overview of the cooperative learning process, including its rationale, research base, value, and practical implementation. The authors also describe a variety of approaches to cooperative learning drawn from complementary movements such as classroom research, writing across the curriculum, computer technology, and critical...
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Overview

This definitive "how-to" book on cooperative learning at the postsecondary level is designed to serve as a vital resource for faculty who use a collaborative approach to education. It offers an overview of the cooperative learning process, including its rationale, research base, value, and practical implementation. The authors also describe a variety of approaches to cooperative learning drawn from complementary movements such as classroom research, writing across the curriculum, computer technology, and critical thinking.
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A practical manual for faculty who use a collaborative approach to education at the post-secondary level. Overviews the cooperative learning process with discussions of its rationale, research base, value, and practical implementation. Also describes a variety of approaches and complementary movements such as classroom research, writing across the curriculum and critical thinking. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Overviews of Cooperative Learning and Teaching and Learning 1
Ch. 1 An Overview of Cooperative Learning in Higher Education 3
Ch. 2 Why Change? 20
Pt. 2 Classroom Management 35
Ch. 3 Planning a Cooperative Course 37
Ch. 4 Managing the Cooperative Classroom 49
Pt. 3 Structuring the Cooperative Classroom 67
Ch. 5 Beginning Structures 69
Ch. 6 Structures for Problem Solving in Teams 92
Ch. 7 Basic Paired Teaching 111
Ch. 8 Reciprocal Teaching 125
Ch. 9 Specialized Uses of Cooperative-Learning Principles 149
Ch. 10 Using Cooperative Technology to Enhance Learning 168
Pt. 4 Assessing the Cooperative Classroom 185
Ch. 11 Promoting Learning through Responsible Assessment 187
Ch. 12 Using Teacher-Collected Assessment Data to Strengthen Cooperative Courses 203
Ch. 13 Colleague-Assisted Assessment Procedures 224
Pt. 5 Supporting Cooperative Efforts 235
Ch. 14 Supporting Faculty's Cooperative Efforts 237
Bibliography 251
Index 273
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