Cooperative learning is instructional strategies which include cooperative student- student interaction. Cooperative Learning among our students improves academic achievement, race relation over subject matter as integral part of the learning process.
Different factors of cooperative learningCooperative learning among our pupils improve different factor such as: academic achievement race relations, social skills and social relations, self-esteem, liking for class, liking for subject matter and schooling experience, according to Dr. Kagan Spencer.
The structural Approach to Cooperative Learning is based on the definition and use of many distinct ways of organizing the interaction of individuals in a classroom called structures which allows systematic design of cooperative learning lessons. The Structures have predictable out comes in the academic, linguistic, cognitive, and social domain. These structures are combined to form multi-structural lessons with predictable results. A structure is a content-free way of organizing the interaction of individuals in a class room.
There are Six Key concepts in Kagan’sStructural Approach to Cooperative Learning. These are: (1) Teams (2) will to cooperate through team building and class building; (3) management; (4) social skills, (5) principles and (6) structures.
The activity among Students made the class enjoyable, participative and the feeling of “they are belonging”. Inferiority Complex, Shyness, timidity treated by cooperative learning. Because of these everyone felt comfortable; they learn together as a group and develop team building which is the biggest key for classroom success.
By: Elisa O. Violeta | Teacher III | Tomas Pinpin Memorial Elementary School | Abucay, Bataan