What is Cooperative Learning? Five Strategies for Your Classroom

Cooperative Learning is an instructional method in which students work in small groups to accomplish a common learning goal under the guidance of the teacher. Cooperative learning strategies offer students the possibility to learn by applying knowledge in an environment more similar to the one they will encounter in their future work life. Teachers get the chance to work on core competencies and on students’ communication and soft skills, which are valuable for students’ success in life and work, integrating them in school curricula. Cooperative learning strategies are content-free structures that can be reused in different school contexts. Strategies can be used both in pairs and groups and are designed to fulfill all the so-called PIES principles: Positive interdependence, Individual accountability, Equal participation and Simultaneous interaction.

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