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Cooperative learning: Pros and Cons

What are pro and con examples of cooperative learning?

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As you list pros and cons of cooperative learning, I offer some instances from my teaching experiences from grades 7-8, 9-10.

For benefits, this model clearly fulfills Vygotsky's notion of social learning and how kids best master content in social contexts when they encouraged to dialogue, listen, question, and interact with content. It is great for promoting positive social skills, increased class unity, multicultural tolerance interdependence, and supports for Special Education and ESL/ELL students.

The sense of group accountability also prepares kids for the real world since jobs expect workers to serve on teams or committees. It also promotes interpersonal skills, communication abilities, leadership, ...

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Some pro and con examples of cooperative learning are briefly listed using references also.