Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Group work in education--Iowa; Gifted children--Education--Iowa;
This article examines the complexity of cooperative learning as an instructional strategy and discusses its positive effects for all students. The writer then defends cooperative learning as a classroom strategy for the academically gifted, even though gifted education practitioners frequently criticize it. He cites current research that identifies cooperative learning as an appropriate general education classroom strategy for all learners, as well as studies that criticize its effectiveness. After reviewing both positive and negative research related to cooperative learning and academically gifted students, the writer concludes that cooperative learning can be a positive instructional strategy if implemented according to the standards and procedures developed for its use.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
William Lee Waack
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©2001 John Joynt
Joynt, John, "Cooperative learning and academically gifted students" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 956.