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Five Levels of Cooperative Learning
Activities for Adult Learners
Having students work cooperatively and learn from one another is more
than just having students sit and work together. Teachers can choose many
specific purposes with different levels of cooperative commitment
necessary for success. The benefits, both cognitive and social, are
important reasons to try a cooperative learning structure. Begin small.
Most teachers will want to begin with an activity similar to those
mentioned above in levels A or B rather than those that involve more
extensive group work. When teachers and learners feel successful with
these lower commitment types of cooperative activities, they can move to
others that require more time and greater group cohesiveness.