cooperative learningeducation dictionary

A teaching method based on the cooperation of a group of learners, in which students of differing abilities work together on achieving an assignment or task. Each learner is responsible for a component of the task and success requires input from all learners. All students in the group receive a common grade.

See: action learning set, co-mentoring, co-tutoring

Synonyms: collaborative learning

(14 Jan 2009)