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Collaborative Discussion - Chapter Summary
This chapter focuses on alternatives to traditional group assignments. Through collaborative discussions, each student is held accountable for their contribution to a group project. Upon completion of this chapter, teachers and parents will discover methods for cooperative learning that can build a students' knowledge of a topic and build confidence among peers. Along with the videos, the lessons come with transcripts and self-assessment quizzes.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom||Students get an overview of what collaborative learning is, along with the five elements of cooperative learning.|
|Collaborative Skills: Definition, Lesson & Quiz||This lesson defines collaborative skills and highlights the various types.|
|Coming to a Discussion Prepared||In this lesson, students understand the importance of being prepared for group discussions and are provided with helpful strategies.|
|How to Contribute to a Discussion||Here, students examine ways to contribute and respond to inquiries in a group format.|
|Demonstrating an Understanding of Multiple Perspectives||Students learn the importance of reflection and paraphrasing when presenting key ideas.|
1. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom
It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.
2. Collaborative Skills: Definition & Explanation
Find out what collaborative skills are and learn about different types of collaborative skills in this lesson. You'll receive a few tips for teaching students about collaborative skills, then you can take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
3. Coming to a Discussion Prepared
How do you come to a discussion ready to share your point of view? What if you still have a lot of unanswered questions? This lesson describes tips for getting ready to engage with others about topics, texts, and issues.
4. How to Contribute to a Discussion
In this lesson we explore some of the best ways to contribute meaningfully to classroom discussion, from making sure you are prepared to making sure your answers are concise.
5. Demonstrating an Understanding of Multiple Perspectives
In order to live or lead peacefully in a multicultural society, it's important to show that you understand multiple perspectives. This is an especially difficult problem in the U.S. today. We'll learn about this using examples from current political events.
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