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Cooperative Learning

A Standard for High Achievement
First Edition
By: R. Bruce Williams

Create a positive, collaborative learning environment in your classroom!

This practical guidebook demonstrates how to integrate six critical elements—reflection, individual achievement, collaboration, higher-order thinking, emotional realms, and social skills—into robust cooperative learning tasks. Offering research that illustrates the positive impact of cooperative learning on student achievement, self-worth, communication, and discipline, the author discusses areas to consider when introducing this model in your classroom:

  • Communicating with administrators, students, and parents 
  • Preparing the class environment and selecting appropriate materials 
  • Determining group size, makeup, and roles
  • Setting guidelines with students for managing the group process

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9780970166555
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: In A Nutshell Series
  • Year: 2002
  • Page Count: 80
  • Publication date: January 01, 2002

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Cooperative Learning reveals some of the structural complexities involved in implementing authentic cooperative learning in the classroom. It also suggests that when full cooperative learning structures are implemented, the benefits in student achievement often can be astounding. Descriptions, decisions, designs, and developments, a simple four-part scheme, introduce and refine the skillful use of cooperative learning in the K-12 classroom.


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R. Bruce Williams

Bruce Williams has more than thirty five years of international consulting experience, and is noted for his expertise in group facilitation and in planning and team building methodologies. Williams' specialty is facilitating participative, interactive group workshops whether they are focused on strategic planning and consensus building or instructional methodologies for the classroom. He has conducted successful workshops on brain compatible learning and school change facilitation, and he frequently presents in the areas of cooperative learning, higher order thinking skills, and authentic assessment. With seven years' experience in teaching English as a second language in Japan and Korea, Williams is highly experienced in working with diverse populations. Thirty-six years' experience in adult training also make him a valuable resource in facilitating school change. In addition to conference workshops in 2002 in Australia and New Zealand, he has been invited three times to present workshops for teachers in Singapore. In April of 2004, Williams was the keynote speaker for 400 principals and teachers in Beijing.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents



1. Description


Elements: R.I.C.H.E.S.



2. Decisions


Physical Tools

Group Formation

Lesson Supports

Management Tactics

Success Monitoring

3. Designs

Whole Class



4. Developments


Generating Consensus

Building a Team


Improving Social Skills



Price: $23.95
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