Cooperative Learning Law and Legal Definition

Cooperative learning is an instructional method allowing students to work in small groups within the classroom. In cooperative learning a division of assignment of several specific tasks is given to students. Collective effort allows students to practice working in a group and take leadership roles.

In cooperative learning, all group members feel connected to each other in the process of accomplishing the goal. Every member in the group should demonstrate an understanding and comprehension of the learned academic expectations. Face to face interaction compels the members to participate by communicating and discussing the goal. Social skills like listening, body language, sharing, and accepting ideas are developed during the group work.