Cooperative Learning – A Team Approach (ELL-U)
This training event examines various cooperative learning structures. Cooperative learning is a teaching and learning strategy in which small mixed-ability teams of learners work together to complete a task. Each student of the team learns all the materials while at the same time helping other team members. Each team member contributes to the success of the whole group, which fosters rapport among students. Cooperative learning can be used with English language learners at all levels and in multilevel classes. The use of cooperative learning structures not only facilitates classroom management, but cooperative learning activities translate into more active learning time for students. This workshop explores several cooperative learning structures, such as “numbered heads together,” “round robin/round table,” and jigsaw.