Synopses & Reviews
Since publication of the first edition of this best-selling book, cooperative learning has become a widely accepted strategy. Now properly designed groupwork has become a powerful tool for teaching all students and it's time to bring teachers up-to-date on the latest developments in the field.
Designing Groupwork combines easy-to-follow theory with examples and teaching strategies that are adaptable to any situation. The advantages and dilemmas of groupwork are discussed, as well as its use in multiability and bilingual classrooms, and step-by-step approaches to successful planning, implementation, and evaluation of groupwork activities. This Second Edition includes new material on skill-building for more advanced students, on the development of roles for older and younger students, on how to use multiple ability treatments and how to avoid common pitfalls, on cooperation and antisocial behavior, and on a new treatment for status problems.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-195) and index.