Design and Implementation of Cooperative Learning

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Cooperative learning is instruction that involves students working in teams to accomplish a common goal, under conditions that involve both positive interdependence, in which all members must cooperate to complete the task, as well as individual and group accountability, where each member is accountable for the complete final outcome. By the end of this course, you'll be able to describe the key features of cooperative learning, including its five essential elements, and the instructor's role in the process. You'll be able to explain the rationale for pedagogies of engagement, especially cooperative learning and challenge-based learning. Finally, you'll identify the connections between cooperative learning and the desired outcomes of courses and programs, and apply what you've learned to your classroom practice.

What you will learn:

  • Describe key features of Cooperative Learning
  • Explain rationale for Cooperative Learning and Challenge-based Learning
  • Apply Cooperative Learning to classroom practice

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Who should attend: Engineering educators


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Karl A. Smith

Karl A. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering and Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Technological Leadership Institute and the STEM Education Center at the University of Minnesota. He is also Cooperative Learning Professor of Engineering Education, School of Engineering Education, at Purdue University. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and past Chair of the Educational Research and Methods Division. He has written eight books.

Publication Year: 2013
ISBN: 1-4673-3215-1

Design and Implementation of Cooperative Learning
  • Course Provider: Educational Activities
  • Course Number: EDP364
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH