1st Edition

Secondary Schools and Cooperative Learning Theories, Models, and Strategies

    Original essays by noted scholars explore cooperative learning, curriculum development, and teaching strategies. Focusing on grades 9 through 12, the volume first emphasizes theories underlying the use of selected cooperative learning strategies in secondary schools and then examines strategies and practical applications for classrooms. Contributors include David Johnson, Roger Johnson, Ruven Lazarowitz, Yael Sharan, Shlomo Sharan, Robert Slavin, Karl Smith, and others who have successfully implemented cooperative learning strategies in science, math, social studies, English/language arts, and gifted and talented. These contributors focus on how models are utilized and implemented. Discussions involve obstacles that impede success, problems and concerns, solutions, and suggestions for problem solving. An index is provided.

    Preface, PART I. ACHIEVEMENT AND AFFECTIVE OUTCOMES OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING, CHAPTER 1. Cooperative Learning and Individual Student Achievement in Secondary Schools, CHAPTER 2. Cooperative Learning and Critical Thinking, CHAPTER 3. Cooperative Learning and Nonacademic Outcomes of Schooling: The Other Side of the Report Card, PART II. COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND CONTENT AREAS: THEORY AND RESEARCH, CHAPTER 4. Cooperative Learning in Secondary Mathematics: Research and Theory, CHAPTER 5: Learning Science in Cooperative Modes in Junior- and Senior-High Schools: Cognitive and Affective Outcomes, CHAPTER 6. Cooperative Learning in Secondary English: Research and Theory, CHAPTER 7. Group Investigation: Theoretical Foundations, PART III. APPLYING COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN SECONDARY CLASSROOMS, CHAPTER 8. Cooperative Group Learning in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom, CHAPTER 9. Putting the Pieces Together—Together, CHAPTER 10. Music of Many Voices: Group Investigation in a Cooperative High School Classroom, CHAPTER 11. Learning Biology in Cooperative Investigative Groups, CHAPTER 12. Making Cooperative Learning(s) Long Lasting: Integrating Cooperative Process and Content in the Secondary School, CHAPTER 13. Jigsaw Synthesis: A Method for Incorporating a Study of Social Issues into the Extant Curriculum, CHAPTER 14. Student Teams-Achievement Divisions in the Secondary Classroom, CHAPTER 15. Selected Annotated Bibliography, List of Contributors, Author Index, Subject Index


    Pedersen, Jon E.; Digby, Annette D.