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Cooperative Learning Group Activities for College Courses
Alice Macpherson (author)
Cooperative Learning Group Activities for College Courses is a compilation of cooperative learning activities suitable for use in college level courses. The book is composed of six major sections. The first section is a foreword on how to use this guide. Section two is a brief overview of the elements of cooperative learning and how they can be applied. The next two sections are organizational activities for instructors and preparatory activities for participants prior to using the fifth, main section, containing over 100 customizable activity structures for a variety of objectives and learning outcomes. It includes a template for developing cooperative learning activities, as well as sample group activities for: climate setting, group function, accountability, knowledge and comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation, interaction and practise, reflection, activities to complement projects, activities to acquire feedback, and activities to end a course. The final section has questions for debriefing both group and idea processing. This material is intended to assist instructors to design and apply effective cooperative learning activities over a variety of disciplines.
Curriculum and Instruction
Higher Education and Teaching
Macpherson, A. (1999, 2015) Cooperative Learning Group Activities for College Courses. Surrey, BC Canada: Kwantlen Polytechnic University.