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Cooperative Grouping: Ideas for Effective Classroom Practice

Author(s): Amanda Santana

Why Use Cooperative/Collaborative Learning?

Cooperative learning fits in the 5-E inquiry model of learning which is used in the classroom setting. 

Collaborative learning also promotes development of appropriate social skills and the use of small groups assists with discipline in the classroom. Students also have the opportunity to teach fellow classmates and take on the role as teacher.