What is social skills in cooperative learning?

What is social skills in cooperative learning?

Positive interdependence is the goal of cooperative learning. An essential component and important prerequisite for academic learning is the teaching of social skills. Social skills encompass communicating, building and maintaining trust, providing leadership, and managing conflicts (Johnson, Johnson, & Holubec, 1993).

What is cooperative learning according to Kagan?

Cooperative Learning is a teaching arrangement that refers to small, heterogeneous groups of students working together to achieve a common goal (Kagan, 1994). Students work together to learn and are responsible for their teammates’ learning as well as their own.

What is Kagan social structure?

The Kagan structures represent a natural context in which to practice interactive communication skills, character virtues, thinking skills, conflict-resolution skills, decision-making skills, leadership skills, and a host of other social skills.

What are Kagan’s four elements for successful cooperative learning?

More than just clever classroom routines, each Kagan structure is based on four factors that Dr. Kagan considers essential to his structural approach to cooperative learning: (P) positive interdependence; (I) individual accountability; (E) equal participation; and (S) simultaneous interaction.

What do you need to know about Kagan cooperative learning?

Kagan’s approach to cooperative learning is summarized in this colorful, laminated SmartCard. We highly recommend this handy little quick-reference card to anyone purchasing the book, Kagan Cooperative Learning. On the front of the card, you’ll pick up tips on how to tighten up your cooperative learning lessons using PIES.

How are Kagan learning Structures revolutionized the way teachers teach?

Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures have revolutionized the way tens of thousands of teachers teach. Students achieve remarkable academic gains and acquire a range of social skills. Discipline problems disappear. And teaching and learning are fun! To good to be true? No. The data is in! This MiniBook reveals the secret to success.

What are the different types of cooperative learning?

Within cooperative learning, distinct structures have been developed to facilitate teambuilding, classbuilding, mastery, thinking, information sharing, and communication skills (Kagan,S. 1994; Kagan, L., Kagan, M. & Kagan, S. , 1997; Kagan, M., Robertson, L. & Kagan, S., 1995).

What do you need to know about Kagan professional development?

Kagan Professional Development offers world-famous Kagan Structures that boost engagement and learning for all students. Experience first-hand the power of the Kagan approach and come away with practical and proven strategies that you can really use tomorrow!