Cooperative learning in the social studies: balancing the social and the studies

More than twenty-five years of experimental research in schools indicates that outcomes, particularly achievement outcomes, are affected by how teachers structure and implement cooperative learning methods. One can think about effective use of cooperative learning in social studies as being attentive to both the social and the studies.

Author(s): Slavin, R.E., Chamberlain, A.M., & Hurley, E.A.
Publication: Stahl, Robert J. & Van Sickle, Ronald L., (Eds.), Cooperative Learning in the Social Studies Classroom: An Introduction: 2nd Edition, Tempe Arizona: National Council for the Social Studies Bulletin.
Year: 2009

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Asking the how questions: Quantifying group processes behaviors

Coded videotapes of students working together on a math-learning task to quantify the incidence of micro behaviors associated with process loss and process gain (I. D. Steiner, 1972). Factor analysis of 11 categories of coded behaviors revealed 3 factors that accounted for 67% of the explained variance.

Author(s): Hurley E.A. & Allen, B. A.
Publication: The Journal of General Psychology: Experimental, Physiological, and Comparative Psychology, 134(1),5-21.
Year: 2007

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Cooperative learning and achievement: Theory and research

Given the substantial body of research on cooperative learning and the widespread use of cooperative learning techniques, it might be assumed that there is little further research to be done. Yet this is not the case.

Author(s): Slavin, R.E., Hurley, E.A., & Chamberlain, A.M.
Publication: W.M. Reynolds & G.E. Miller (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology, Volume 7 (pp. 177-198). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Year: 2003

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Cooperative learning in schools

The various perspectives should be seen as complementary, not contradictory. While cognitively oriented strategies may not explicitly focus on motivation, motivational strategies invariably include peer interaction and cognitive engagement among group mates.

Author(s): Slavin, R. E., Hurley, E. A., Chamberlain, A. M.
Publication: N.J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes (Eds.), International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences (pp. 2756-2761). Oxford, England: Pergamon.
Year: 2001

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