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Author Jacob, Evelyn.

Title Cooperative learning in context : an educational innovation in everyday classrooms.

Published New York : State University of New York ; Wantage : University Presses Marketing, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  371.148 JACO    AVAILABLE
Physical description 256 pages
Series SUNY series, social context of education.
Contents 1. Studying the Contexts of Cooperative Learning 1 -- 2. Cooperative Learning 13 -- 3. Larger Setting 23 -- 4. Teams-Games-Tournaments in Fourth Grade Mathematics 29 -- 5. Learning Together in Sixth Grade Social Studies 65 -- 6. Acquiring English in Content Classes 107 -- 7. Context and Cooperative Learning 125 -- 8. Practicing Cooperative Learning in Context 147 -- 9. Toward Contextually-Sensitive Approaches to Educational Innovations 165 -- Appendix: Methods and Context of this Study 177.
Summary Cooperative Learning in Context examines the real-world implications of cooperative learning techniques used in a culturally diverse, suburban elementary school fourth grade mathematics class and sixth grade social studies class. Evelyn Jacob takes an anthropologist's eye to document not just the successes, but also the failures and missed opportunities exhibited by the participating teachers and students. Six interwoven contextual aspects that affect teaching and learning are explored: task structure, psychological and technical tools, interpersonal interactions and social relationships, individual and social meanings, local cultures and institutions, and larger cultures and institutions. In exploring the implications of the study, Jacob discusses how an understanding of contextual features can enable educators to improve the processes and outcomes of cooperative learning and other powerful educational innovations.
Subject Group work in education -- United States -- Case studies.
Effective teaching -- United States -- Case studies.
Educational change -- United States -- Case studies.
ISBN 0791442411 No price
079144242X (paperback)