Direct Instruction with Simple Cooperative Learning
Rationale for Cooperative Learning
Cooperative learning takes advantage of social tendencies for learning. It employs techniques to bring students together in small groups for exchange and discourse to facilitate learning. This is opposite of silent classrooms where students are isolated physically in rows and columns and academically by teacher authority. Cooperative learning strategies are recommended for collaboration and to assist students in developing social skills for the workplace. Some areas of consideration and possible cause for concern may be found by clicking on Cautions.