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Cooperative Learning: A Model for Teaching in Post-Secondary Education

David S. Benders

Union College - Educational Studies Unit

December 5, 2011

Cooperative learning is a viable yet generally underutilized method of instruction at the college level. This paper analyzes the “Five Pillars” of cooperative learning as outlined by Johnson, Johnson, & Smith (1991) as they relate to the utilization of this learning strategy by college faculty to prepare students for their professional endeavors and offers a model for the implementation of this strategy within the post-secondary classroom setting. This paper presents a rationale for using the cooperative learning strategy in post-secondary education and then provides a model for applying this strategy in the post-secondary classroom.

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Keywords: Cooperative Learning, Post Secondary education, College faculty, Learning Strategies

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Date posted: December 7, 2011 ; Last revised: December 17, 2011

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Benders, David S., Cooperative Learning: A Model for Teaching in Post-Secondary Education (December 5, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1968731 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1968731

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Union College - Educational Studies Unit ( email )
Barbourville, KY 40906
United States
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