Portfolio 14: Cooperative Learning in the Language Classroom
George M. Jacobs & Christine C M Goh
With a bit of planning, group activities in language classes can be more successful.
This book explains the theoretical rationale for using group work to facilitate language development and shows you how to plan group activities, by explaining cooperative learning principles and techniques. Learn 18 cooperative learning techniques for helping students help each other and themselves. A Quick Guide allows you to find the techniques for easy reference during your lesson planning.
Using cooperative learning is like using any other skill; the more you practice, the easier it
becomes. However, you need a practice coach. Let this book be your practice coach. Let it put you on the path to success with cooperative learning by explaining how to form groups,
how to involve all language learners, how to improve cooperative skills, how to grade group
activities, and how to deal with problems that may arise when students learn together.