Drawing on the work of Vygotsky, the authors look at the social and emotional advantages children can gain from working together. They use case studies derived from the ORACLE II group work project at Leicester, and also take into account the advances made in collaborative group work in other countries. The result is a set of guidelines from which teachers can plan policies suitable for their own schools.
`A new book from Maurice Galton and one or more of the regular co-authors is always eagerly awaited. They rarley disappoint. Group Work in the Primary Classroom measures up well. It is a characteristically practical and entertaining book which contrives to challenge, provoke and inform in roughly equal measure.' - Dr Phil Hegarty, Faculty of Teacher Education and Training, Lancaster University - Dec 92
`This book covers a wide range of issues related to group work in the primary classroom and is written in a direct and non-fussy way that will be appreciated by teachers.' - Sue Billet, NUT Education Review - Autumn 1992