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Topic: Who Uses Group/Cooperative learning?
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Chi-Tien Hsu

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Re: Who Uses Group/Cooperative learning?
Posted: Jun 26, 1995 8:47 PM
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Thanks to both Ben and Ted!

Ted: I have tried some of the things you suggested like encouaging
after classroom discussion group through telephone number exchange,
sometimes holding conference presentation to get inter-group exchange,
as well as tutor-pupil pairing. As you said, sometimes it works
sometimes it does not depending on the chemistry inside the group.

Giving group project is the most enjoyable event. Once I gave the real
world problem group project for them to come up with pricing proposal
for the painting job of our classroom. Both groups work very hard to
work out wonderful proposals. It is amazing to see how they split
responsibilties: some work on finding the best price of paint in town,
some do the measurement and some work out the area need to be
painted. One of the students even find out from his dad that the
cieling paint should be different from the wall paint. Everybody
enjoyed and everyone learn a little bit about how mathematics can do
in their live and how people can work together to make impossibility
into wonderful result. However, as you can imagine, there was some
students in the group still had very little idea about how his group
mates coming up with the result, although he had overall picture and
great contribution to the group by searching in news paper for best
price.

However, you and Ben definitely have given me many good ideas, especially
your wonderful rewarding system.

Chi-Tien





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