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Topic: Who Uses Group/Cooperative learning?
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Ben Preddy

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Re: Who Uses Group/Cooperative learning?
Posted: Jun 26, 1995 10:32 AM
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>I did something similar too. However, I did encounter some little
>technical problem when one or two students' background are well below
>the norm of the group, they just hided behind the group ans still not
>able to learn much and having them continue in the group seems built
>deeper frustration. So I have to find alternative approach and help
>them in an individualized setting. Can you share with me how did u
>deal with it?

I'm just a novice to this approach, and have not confronted this
problem directly (maybe it was there and I missed it!). However, several of
my students were out for extended amounts of time. When they returned,
they reported that one or two members of their group worked with them to
get them caught up. How did you deal with students with poor backgrounds
in a non-grouped environment?
What kinds of strategies have you found useful (or not), in keeping
all students focused? I gave groups bonus points when they "challanged"
(correctly) another's answer or explanation. It worked a little, but I want
some other ideas.
Let's keep at it until we get it right!


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Teacher: Geometry, Computer Applications - Haverford High School (Penna)

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