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Thus, a loss for one student becomes a gain for another. Spencer Kagan proposed his model about cooperative learning in 1985 in his book 'Cooperative Learning Structures'. There are students who raise hands while other sometimes or never raise hands to participate in the class, so through cooperative learning participation is also increased. Lastly, the students learn the workplace skills which are a necessity in the twenty-first century as the students need to know how to work in groups. For details on Kagan Institutes, workshops and conferences go to and End Notes Thank you to Rob Jutras for inspiring me with the initial idea for this article. I believe the upwardly spiralling level of student satisfaction is due to the fact that now, as an experienced user of cooperative learning, I am better at implementing it.

Some teachers in Japan teach courses where students are grouped homogeneously by major. Kagan Cooperative Learning has been the most heavily cooperative learning innovation of all time. Each student shares their question side to the person in front of them and they take turns asking and answering. These expressions are then written down on strips of paper by students for example, after being copied off the blackboard , and placed in a deck or pile. If you choose to do this, be sure to give students an idea of how much time they will have. The focus is to promote group cooperation and provide students practice with stan. In traditional classrooms, teachers have students work alone.

Next, students again work alone and devise one statement that reflects their view. In other words, students need each other to succeed, and a gain for one student is a gain for others. It is truly visible that cooperative learning is not for those who are shy. Cooperative learning can be easily combined with a student-centered curriculum. Cooperative Learning is a resource for all teachers to bring cooperative learning techniques into the classroom.

I use it by giving students pre-made cards of questions or vocabulary with questions or terms on front and answers on back. Thus, each person taking a conversational turn must paraphrase the prior speaker's comments before giving their own ideas. It covers grouping in pairs and small groups to build a team learning spirit in the classroom. For more Kagan Structures, check out the Kagan Structures manual. This structure aims to give all speakers in the group a chance to be heard and feel understood.

There are many problems and to avoid these problems, it is necessary that the students sit in rows, do not talk with each other, and quietly follow the teacher's worksheet. Speed sergeant ² encourages speed b. The focus is to promote group cooperation and provide students practice with stan. . Other researchers report that cooperation typically results in higher group and individual achievement, healthier relationships with peers, more metacognition, and greater psychological health and self-esteem Johnson and Johnson 1989.

See more ideas about Classroom ideas, Classroom setup and Classroom decor. The second half of the line then thus pairs off with the first half like this: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Students can now exchange opinions easily with the person standing across from them. Kagan considers essential to his structural approach to cooperative learning: P positive interdependence; I individual accountability; E equal participation; and S simultaneous interaction. In Gardner's view, people may differ in their natural talents but all talents are important, can be honed, and are worthy of appreciation. Spencer Kagan's Thoughts on Cooperative Learning Dr. The secretary is not to stack or hold the slips of paper but to lay them out for the team to see.

I think it is important for students to take part in the actively. Kagan Online Magazine, Spring 2011. I was glad to have joined his lecture. If you have partner A, share out first for one minute, then partner B for one minute, then both share and both get the equal timeframe to do so. After the allotted time has elapsed, the other student speaks for the same period of time on the same, or another, stipulated topic, with her or his partner in the listener role. The person whose statement was paraphrased indicates whether the speaker has correctly captured their meaning. The final step could include randomly choosing students, other than rotating representatives, to report to the class on what was expressed, heard, or learned.

They may write some thoughts in response to the question. Kinesthetic learners absolutely benefit from this as well as any other kid that likes to just move around to not stay stagnent. Strangely enough my goal at my summative conference last year was to get my kids more engaged, so this workshop helped me to be able to do that because it was all about Dr. Expanding cooperative learning through group investigation. Asking students to summarize what another person said encourages them to listen to others, since if they haven't listened, they will not be able to complete this task. This is a guide that has helped over the years and made cooperative learning part of my teaching in all of my classrooms as a wonderful reference. The focus is to promote group cooperation and provide students practice with stan.

Spencer Kagan whose visionary ideas have done so much to develop education, and in particular, the field of Cooperative Learning over the last three decades. Students carrying the knowledge of socially appropriate behavior, critical thinking, and appreciation of differences with them outside of the classroom will be better equipped to evaluate information and interact peacefully with others. It can be used in a variety of contexts. I read sixty reports that included comments about the workshop. More to it, individual accountability will be credited, in which each student contribution will be held accountable, which result in equal participation from each student. What should I remember when I use cooperative learning? Based on decades of research, Kagan strategies have consistently shown. During a two-week visit to Japan, Kagan gave two experiential workshops at the conference, and numerous workshops prior to the conference dates.