Co-operative Learning at KS3
An investigation into how introducing a cooperative model into the classroom would affect motivation, understanding, progress made and social skills.
HOW THE RESEARCH WAS CARRIED OUT
Use of real world situations as a practical to reinforce the theory learned in lessons
Students placed into groups of 3 and were made to design, carry out and feedback on their work
Practical booklet used to guide students through the process
FINDINGS – IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHERS
- Time for resource development and student training
- Freedom to work with struggling groups and offer assistance
- More student led approach
- Less teacher talk
- Improvement in participation of all learners.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
Luis Verdejo, Matthew Arnold School
Enhanced MLT (Part 2) student