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Topic: Co-op learning
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David Scott Powell

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Co-op learning
Posted: Jun 26, 1995 5:41 PM
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I was just reading some of the posts on cooperative groups and a thought
struck me. Why does the group have to agree to one answer(method?)? Does
there have to be only one answer? What if there are multiple answers and
multilple methods that all make sense(at the very least to the student)?
This seems to be a problem because cooperative learning really is just one
step away from lecturing(the individual student now becomes the lecturer to
the other students and is now seen as the source of infromation instead of
each individual thinking on there own).
Perhaps if the questions were more open ended and diversity was
encouraged this would work better. I have used cooperative groups and have
had similar problems to the ones already posted here. I was just wondering
if this might have something to do with it?


Scott Powell
University of Hawaii
Lab school
1776 University Ave
Honolulu, Hi 96822

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