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Harness the Potential of Group Work Through Establishing Effective Group Processes and Guidelines

Purpose

To obtain the highest benefit from group projects and cooperative learning to ensure that collaboration enhances learning.

Outcome

Students develop the self-management, self-discipline, and emotional regulation skills through effective group work to succeed in AP coursework and on the AP exam.

Action Steps

  • Form interdependent teams.
  • Set group goals.
  • Ensure individual accountability.
  • Teach communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Integrate cooperative learning with teaching, individual work, and individual assessments.

Citations

Slavin, Robert E. (2014) ASCD, Vol. 72. No. 2. Retrieved January 2022 from https://www.ascd.org/el/articles/making-cooperative-learning-powerful

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