The Teacher's Role in Implementing Cooperative Learning in the Classroom.
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The teacher’s role in implementing cooperative learning in the classroom provides a comprehensive overview of the theories, research outcomes, challenges and issues in guided cooperative learning. In many chapters there are clear guidelines and discussion about how cooperative learning practices can be embedded into classroom curricula. This volume also provides an overview of the major research and theoretical perspectives that underpin the development of cooperative learning, outlines how specific small group experiences can promote interaction, thinking and learning, discusses key roles teachers’ play in promoting student discourse, and demonstrates how interaction style among students and teachers is crucial in facilitating discussion, problem-solving, and learning.