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Cooperative Learning Projects

Cooperative learning combines content and objectives for learning with objectives for group interactions. Each individual brings certain skills and a body of knowledge to the activity. By using cooperative learning techniques, teachers can build team skills while teaching the content areas.

With cooperative learning instructional strategies it is important that students be given an opportunity to develop assessment criteria to evaluate an activity. This gives the student ownership of the assessment tool/criteria and allows the student to use critical thinking strategies with regard to the development of assessment criteria. The following are assessment tools that can be used to process and evaluate cooperative learning activities and/or projects:

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