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Class Design Based on High Student Engagement Through Cooperation: Toward Classes that Bring About Profound Development

  • Satoru YasunagaEmail author
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Abstract

In this chapter, instructional methods for improving the quality of classes centered on group learning will be examined through the viewpoint of cooperative learning. First, I will provide a summary of the theory and techniques of cooperative learning and then I will move on to look at the effects that one can expect from cooperative learning and how to evaluate them. Next, I will present some thoughts on how to design classes based on learning through discussion (LTD), which is one of the strategies of cooperative learning, and will add some points that should be borne in mind with regard to improving the quality of classes. Finally, I will demonstrate that the type of study that is expected from deep active learning can be achieved through class design based on cooperative learning.

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Acknowledgements

Publication of this article and the research recorded therein were partly funded by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; Project number: 25380908 (Main researcher: Satoru Yasunaga, Research theme: “Designing Classes Based on Learning Through Discussion that Form the Core for the Transition from Secondary to Higher Education”).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LiteratureKurume UniversityKurumeJapan

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