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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: Cooperative Learning, Post Secondary education, College faculty, Learning Strategies
Date posted: December 7, 2011 ; Last revised: December 17, 2011