The Case for Collaborative Learning.

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An Annotation by Holly Waterman

Collaborative and cooperative learning are labeled as “co-lts” in this chapter.  They are both learning techniques that incorporate students working in groups, yet they consist of different strategies within these groups.

  • Cooperative learning is led primarily by the teacher with given directions and providing the students with a set goal.
  • Collaborative learning is where the teacher becomes a member of the group and is used primarily as a facilitator trying to keep students on track but allowing them to take their own path.

The article goes more in depth explaining more similarities and differences between these two learning techniques.

Barkley, Cross and Major. (2005).  The Case for Collaborative Learning.  Collaborative Learning Techniques. (pp. 3-7).  Jossey-Bass.

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