Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom by Elizabeth G. Cohen

Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom

Book Title: Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807755664

Author: Elizabeth G. Cohen


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As teachers today work in ever more challenging contexts, groupwork remains a particularly effective pedagogical strategy. Based on years of research and teaching experience, the new edition of this popular book features significant updates on the successful use of cooperative learning to build equitable classrooms. Designing Groupwork, Third Edition incorporates current research findings with new material on what makes for a groupworthy task, and shows how groupwork contributes to growth and development in the language of instruction. Responding to new curriculum standards and assessments across all grade levels and subject areas, this edition shows teachers how to organize their classroom so that all students participate actively. This valuable and sensible resource is essential reading for educators at both the elementary and secondary levels, for teachers in training, and for anyone working in the field of education.

Book Features:

  • Easy-to-follow examples and research-based teaching strategies.
  • The advantages and dilemmas of using groupwork in academically and linguistically diverse classrooms.
  • Step-by-step approaches to successful planning, implementation, and evaluation of groupwork activities.
  • Research findings from the work of the Program for Complex Instruction at Stanford University and other scholarly studies.