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Overview of Selected Cooperative Learning Structures
Kagan, S. & Kagan, M. Kagan Cooperative Learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing, 2009

Structure
Brief Description
Academic/Social Functions
Team Building
Roundrobin Each student in turn shares something with his or her teammates Expressing ideas and opinions, creation of stories. Equal participation, getting acquainted with teammates
Class Building
Corners Each student moves to a corner of the room representing a teacher-determined alternative. Students discuss within corners, then listen to and paraphrase ideas from other corners. Seeing alternative hypotheses, values, problem-solving approaches. Knowing and respecting different points of view, meeting classmates.
Communication Building
Match Mine For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Vocabulary development. Communication skills, role-taking ability.
Mastery
Numbered Heads Together For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Review, checking for knowledge, comprehension.
Color-Coded Co-op Cards For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Memorizing facts. Helping, praising
Pairs Check For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Practicing skills. Helping, praising
Concept Development
Three-Step Interview For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Sharing personal information such as hypotheses, reactions to a poem, conclusions from a unit. Participation, listening
Think-Pair-Share For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Generating and revising hypotheses, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, application. Participation, involvement
Team Word-Webbing For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Analysis of concepts into components, understanding multiple relations among ideas, differentiating concepts. Role taking
Multifunctional
Roundtable For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Assessing prior knowledge, practicing skills, recalling information, creating cooperative art. Team building, participation
Inside-Outside Circle For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Checking for understanding, review, processing, helping. Tutoring, sharing, meeting classmates.
Partners For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Mastery and presentation of new material, concept development. Presentation and communication skills.
Jigsaw For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Acquisition and presentation of new material, review, informed debate, Interdependence, status, equalization.
Co-op Co-op For more information visit: www.KaganOnline.com Learning and sharing complex material, often with multiple sources, evaluation, application, ananlysis, synthesis. Conflict, resolution, presentation skills.

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