Structuring cooperative group work in classrooms

Gillies, R. M. (2003) Structuring cooperative group work in classrooms. International Journal of Educational Research, 39 1-2: 35-49. doi:10.1016/S0883-0355(03)00072-7

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Author Gillies, R. M.
Title Structuring cooperative group work in classrooms
Journal name International Journal of Educational Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0883-0355
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0883-0355(03)00072-7
Volume 39
Issue 1-2
Start page 35
End page 49
Total pages 15
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
330101 Educational Psychology
740201 Secondary education
Abstract Cooperative, small-group learning is widely recognised as a pedagogical practice that promotes learning and socialisation across a range of curriculum areas from primary school through to high school and college. When children work cooperatively together, they learn to give and receive help, share their ideas and listen to other students’ perspectives, seek new ways of clarifying differences, resolving problems, and constructing new understandings and knowledge. The result is that students attain higher academic outcomes and are more motivated to achieve than they would be if they worked alone. This paper provides an overview of five different studies that the author has conducted that demonstrate clearly the importance of explicitly structuring cooperative small-group work in classrooms if children are to derive the benefits widely attributed to this pedagogical practice.
Keyword cooperative learning, small-group work, socialisation
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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