Monthly Archives: December 2014

How to incorporate cooperative learning principles in the classroom: It’s more than just putting students in teams

Siciliano, J. I. (2001). How to incorporate cooperative learning principles in the classroom: It’s more than just putting students in teams. Journal of Management Education, 25(1), 8-20. “In business organizations today, teams are a popular form of job design, and work teams … Continue reading

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Group Processes in the Classroom

Webb, N.M. & Palincsar, A.S. (1996) Group Processes in the Classroom. In D.C. Berliner & R.C. Calfee (Eds.) Handbook of educational psychology. Routledge. pp 841-873 “It is hard to exaggerate the interest in group learning in today’s schools.  There are … Continue reading

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Collaborative Learning for Diverse Learners

Ashman, A.F. & Gillies, R.M. (2013). Collaborative Learning for Diverse Learners.  In Hmelo-Silver, C. E. (Ed.). The international handbook of collaborative learning. (pp. 233-249). New York: Routledge “For over 40 years educators have advocated the inclusion of students with diverse … Continue reading

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The discipline of teams

Katzenbach, J. R., & Smith, D. K. (2005). The discipline of teams. Harvard Business Review, 83(7), 162. “Early in the 1980s, Bill Greenwood and a small band of rebel railroaders took on most of the top management of Burlington Northern and created … Continue reading

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Learning with peers: From small group cooperation to collaborative communities

Blumenfeld, P. C., Marx, R. W., Soloway, E., & Krajcik, J. (1996). Learning with peers: From small group cooperation to collaborative communities. Educational researcher, 37-40. “Peer learning has been suggested by many as an educational innovation that can transform students’ learning … Continue reading

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Assessment in Collaborative Learning

van Aalst, J. (2013). Assessment in Collaborative Learning.  In Hmelo-Silver, C. E. (Ed.). The international handbook of collaborative learning. (pp. 233-249). New York: Routledge “Learning and assessment are mutually dependent because both students and teachers tend to pay greater attention … Continue reading

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Child Leaders in Collaborative Groups

Miller, B., Sun, J., Wu, X., Anderson, R.C. (2013). Child Leaders in Collaborative Groups.  In Hmelo-Silver, C. E. (Ed.). The international handbook of collaborative learning. (pp. 233-249). New York: Routledge  “In the past, leadership has no been a commonly used … Continue reading

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Construction of knowledge and group learning. The practice of constructivism in science education

Linn, M. C., & Burbules, N. C. (1993). Construction of knowledge and group learning. The practice of constructivism in science education, 91-119. “Enthusiasm for group learning is so widespread that one takes the risk of seeming retrogressive by even raising the … Continue reading

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Motivation in Collaborative Groups

Rogat, T.K., Linnenbrink-Garcia, L. & DiDonato, N. (2013). Motivation in Collaborative Groups.  In Hmelo-Silver, C. E. (Ed.). The international handbook of collaborative learning. (pp. 233-249). New York: Routledge  “While small groups have often been conceptualizes as a “hook” for initiative … Continue reading

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Instructional Goal Structure: Cooperative, Competitive, or Individualistic

Johnson, D.W., & Johnson, R.T. (1974). Instructional Goal Structure: Cooperative, Competitive, or Individualistic.  Review of Education Research. Vol 44, No. 2, pp. 213-240             “Theories of instruction are prescriptive, in the sense that they set forth rules concerning or specifying … Continue reading

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