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COOPERATIVE LEARNING AS A TOOL FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING Pablo Almansa Bernabé.


SECTIONS 

The story of Sonia.

What is cooperation?

The role of Family.

Why cooperation in the classroom?

Carlos Cano School.

Activities to do.


The story of Sonia.


WHAT IS COOPERATION?

Social situation in which a set of people are connected through a set of objectives to be achieved which will allow each member of the team to reach their personal aims. (Serrano, 1996)


What is cooperation in education? (Calzadilla, 2002)

An approach based on socioconstruction and the analysis from different perspectives to face up different issues.

Focused on respect of diversity and increase of getting common goals through the team cooperation and joint solutions to achieve educative goals.


HOW CAN WE DO IT? Take into account their Individual abilities Evaluate the final product and let your students to evaluate as well.

Help children to establish Joint goals

Cooperative learning Make an Action Plan and provide them with specific tasks.

Take into account affectiveness relationships. Check their individual and group progress


Why cooperation in the classroom?

Improvement of social and cognitive skills.

COOPERATIVE LEARNING

Improvement of ambitions and academic results.

Based on principles of mutuality, equality and inclusivenesss


The role of family. 

School is a key for education but not the only educative background.

The educative process is continuous and it takes place in both places, outside and inside of the school.

Parents are the reference for children.

Cooperation of families is essential because they provide us with information about their children.

They can give any kind of talk.


My experience at Carlos Cano School. Text books are used only for Maths and English. 1st cycle: Children learn to work autonomously and to administrate their time. They work in zones.


CLASS JOBS Everyweek, children are set up in pairs and asigned a task to be carried out which make children feeling part of the class. These tasks are: - Cleaning and feeding the class pet. (A fish or turtle) -Cleaning the class. -Class material. -Class key porter. -Watering class plants. -Colecting library books and giving them back to the library. -Moderating assemblies. -Putting up labels and charts. - Messenger. -Class representative.


2nd and 3rd cycle. A constructivist approach 

2nd and 3rd cycle: Spanish is linked to Natural and Social Science. Children work in Compensated teams and investigate about any Block of content of the curriculum.


HOW? WHAT DO WE KNOW?

WHAT DO WE WANT TO LEARN?

HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO IT?


3 STAGES 

INVESTIGATION AND WRITING OF A REPORT.

REVIEW OF THE INVESTIGATION AND WORK EDITION. (CARRIED OUT BY ANOTHER GROUP.)

MAKE UP A PRESENTATION USING CARDBOARD DISPLAYS IN 2nd CYCLE AND POWER POINT IN 3rd CYCLE. (CARRIED OUT BY ANOTHER GROUP)


WORKSHOPS ONCE A MONTH. -

Carried out by families.

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Needlework.

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Cook.

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Scrapbooking.

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Drama.

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Photographic safari.

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Urban art.

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Relaxation techniques.

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Painting.


INTERACTIVE GROUPS.


READING PROMOTION. 

A child selects a poem, a short story, Some jokes or riddles to tell to the class.

They read a book every term but on their own and following the rythm they want.

Then they watch a movie with any kind of relationship to the story.

In groups, they write a story using a random character of the mvie, a random character of the book, a ramdom object that takes places in a random place.


Some activities to do. 

The treasure hunt.


Poetry 

In groups of four writing a poetry about a free topic.


Cooperation in physical education. 

Scape from the wizard!


“Many small people, in small places, doing small things can change the world� Eduardo Galeano.

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