Skip to main content

What is Cooperative Learning?

Summary

This article looks into an aspect of learning that is often overlooked. How students work together can affect their learning. According to the authors, cooperative learning is the most important structure and it should be used most often. This cooperation should be built around shared group goals. The website looks into different types of cooperative learning such as formal and informal cooperative learning, and cooperative base groups. Examples are given for each as well as information about how and why cooperative learning can be so successful.

Key Points

  • Learning is often competitive, and this can actually hurt the learning experience for many
  • Cooperative learning is a structure that allows for students and teachers to all learn and grow most effectively
  • Shared goals are a critical aspect of  cooperative learning.

Link to full article