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Topic: co-operative learning
Replies: 10   Last Post: Jul 3, 1995 1:07 PM

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Norm Krumpe

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: co-operative learning
Posted: Jul 1, 1995 10:21 AM
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>Lecture still serves several great purposes,
> 1) the teacher can model a process (problem-solving, conflict
>resolution, listening, thinking, etc.)
> 2) the teacher can demonstrate interest in a topic - their personal
>enthusiasm often motivates students.
> 3) the teacher can share life stories - to illustrate appplications
>of ideas, or the power of mathematical thinking
> 4) to vary the learining format
> 5) its fun to stand in front of an audience
>
>Have fun.
>
>Ben
>


But, even in a cooperative learning environment, aren't all these things
still possible? For example, I think it is certainly possible (and even
beneficial) in cooperative learning for one person to take center stage (be
it the teacher or a student) if that person has an idea (or even *thinks*
they have an idea) that will benefit the rest of class.

Just a thought.

Norm Krumpe
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University at Bloomington






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