Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom


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Which of the following elements define true cooperative learning in groups?

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1. Mark and four other students in Mr. Robison's class are working together to write a short story. Mr. Robison has assigned specific parts of the story to each group member. The type of learning that best describes this scenario is _____.

2. Miss Cook's class has just started a geography project. The class has been split into groups of five people. Each person in a group is responsible for creating one piece of a map. The five pieces in each group will then be placed together to create a complete map. This is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cooperative and collaborative learning are two strategies teachers use to facilitate learning in their classrooms, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these strategies. Some topics you'll be assessed on include the similarities and differences between cooperative and collaborative learning and examples of each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of cooperative learning
  • Elements of cooperative learning
  • Identifying the type of learning used in various classroom scenarios
  • Reciprocal teaching as a model of cooperative learning

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related cooperative and collaborative learning in the classroom lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of cooperative and collaborative learning and how these strategies can be used in classrooms today
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as jigsaw and reciprocal teaching
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cooperative and collaborative learning in the classroom

Additional Learning

To learn more about educational strategies, review the accompanying article on Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cooperative learning and find examples of cooperative learning
  • Identify the jigsaw model as a strategy in cooperative learning
  • Identify the five elements of cooperative learning
  • Understand how reciprocal teaching fits into the strategy of cooperative learning