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Student Centered Cooperative Learning: An Introduction

  • George M JacobsEmail author
  • Willy A Renandya
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Abstract

This chapter begins by introducing the authors and explaining the rationale for this book on Student Centered Cooperative Learning (SCCL). Next, the chapter explains the term Student Centered Learning and its contrast with Teacher Centered Learning. Then, the other key term in SCCL, cooperative learning (CL), is explained, including how CL differs from students merely sitting in groups and how CL fits well with SCL, including a response to reasons that some scholars give for feeling that CL is not student centered. The next to last section of the chapter offers advice on helping students who may not be comfortable with SCCL. The chapter ends with a preview of the book’s remaining chapters.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.James Cook University SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore

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