Cooperative Learning in Science: A Handbook for Teachers

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Cooperative Learning in Science: A Handbook for Teachers contains original essays by leaders in the cooperative learning movement and by classroom teachers describing effective cooperative learning strategies. The strategies are appropriate for any content area within the sciences and can be used with all levels of students - from elementary through high school - as well as teacher training and professional staff development settings. Cooperative Learning in Science provides practical assistance to both new and experienced teachers who are seeking effective small-group alternatives or additions to their current science teaching repertoire. These methods are directly tied to the major goals of science instruction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201494228
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: Cooperative Learning Series
  • Pages: 433
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Cooperative Learning: A Science Context and an Introduction to Its Essential Elements 1
2 Cultivating Cooperative Group Process Skills Within the Science Classroom 17
3 Learning Together in the Science Classroom: Practical Applications 49
4 Forming Heterogenous Groups and Computing Base Scores, Improvement Points, Bonus Points, and Grades in a Cooperative Learning Context: Practical Guidelines for Science Teachers 75
5 Science Instruction: Exploring the World Using the Structural Approach to Cooperative Learning 115
6 Jigsaw H: Cooperative Learning with Expert Group Specialization in Science Classrooms 147
7 Jigsaw III = Jigsaw II + Cooperative Test Review: Applications to the Science Classroom 167
8 Students Teams-Achievement Divisions (STAD): Applications to the Science Classroom 189
9 Teams-Games-Tournament (TGT): Applications to the Science Classroom 221
10 Achieving Cooperative Learning Through Structured Short-Story Decision-Making Episodes 245
11 Using Group Investigation Successfully in Science Classrooms 277
12 Co-op Co-op in the Science Classroom 311
13 Complex Instruction in the Science Classroom: The Human Biology Curriculum in Action 331
14 Using the Structured Academic Controversy Strategy to Teach Science 355
15 The Cooperative Group Research Paper Project: Using Cooperative Learning Principles for Research in Science 385
16 Promoting Purposeful Talk in the Cooperative Science Classroom 407
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