International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 11, Part D (2015)
Cooperative Learning: An innovative pedagogy for achieving educational excellence
Sangeeta Yaduvanshi, Sunita Singh
In present educational arena cooperative learning has emerged as an innovative approach to teaching-learning. This is preferably suggested pedagogy by most of educator at all the levels of education. Cooperation is not only to sit student together and talk to each other, it is much more than sharing information, discussing contents and helping other students. It develops a deep insight and understanding about the subject matter discussed. Many of researches data are available to compared cooperative learning with traditional classroom instruction where they found that students who involve in cooperative learning learn significantly more, increase knowledge retention capacity and develop better critical thinking process. At the same time it also trains the students to assess outcomes linked to accreditation. First part of present article deals with conceptual meaning of cooperative learning and brief discussion about its five essential components. In the next part authors focused on points that elucidate its advantages over traditional methods of teaching. Cooperative learning has wide array of educational implications so that it can be used as alternative pedagogy in conventional classroom for achieving quality education to all learner.
How to cite this article:
Sangeeta Yaduvanshi, Sunita Singh. Cooperative Learning: An innovative pedagogy for achieving educational excellence. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(11): 274-279.