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Generating and Testing Hypotheses

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Cooperative and Collaborative Learning: Explanation. What are cooperative and collaborative learning?

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning: Explanation

Collaborative learning is a method of teaching and learning in which students team together to explore a significant question or create a meaningful project. A group of students discussing a lecture or students from different schools working together over the Internet on a shared assignment are both examples of collaborative learning. CTE - Collaborative Learning. What is collaborative learning?

CTE - Collaborative Learning

What is the impact of collaborative learning or group work? What are some examples of collaborative learning activities? How can you design group work activities? How can you manage group work? How can you evaluate group work? The Importance of Student Journals and How to Respond Efficiently. Burdened by expanding curriculum and multiplying high-stakes assessment requirements, some of my respected colleagues might be forgiven for not integrating student journals into their courses.

The Importance of Student Journals and How to Respond Efficiently

The most common objection: "Who has time? " "What instructor doesn't have time for student journaling? " is my typical reply, a non-answer that halts further conversation by employing a rhetorical cul-de-sac familiar to high-school debaters. To atone, I'll summarize research on journaling, identify my favorite reflective writing formats, and describe a labor-saving method of teacher response. Learning/Response Logs. Learning Logs are used for students' reflections on the material they are learning.

Learning/Response Logs

This type of journal is in common use among scientists and engineers. In the log, students record the process they go through in learning something new, and any questions they may need to have clarified. This allows students to make connections to what they have learned, set goals, and reflect upon their learning process. The act of writing about thinking helps students become deeper thinkers and better writers. Teachers and students can use Learning Logs during the formative assessment process, as students record what they are learning and the questions they still have, and teachers monitor student progress toward mastery of the learning targets in their log entries and adjust instruction to meet student needs. Using Peer Tutoring to Facilitate Access. Click the "References" link above to hide these references.

Using Peer Tutoring to Facilitate Access

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice. (n.d.). Classwide peer tutoring: Information for families, 1-3. Retrieved January 23, 2004 from Cohen, J. (1986). Peer Tutoring is a Flexible Peer-Mediated Strategy. Brittany Hott and Jennifer Walker, George Mason University; Jasneen Sahni, Marymount University (April, 2012) What is peer tutoring?

Peer Tutoring is a Flexible Peer-Mediated Strategy

Peer tutoring is a flexible, peer-mediated strategy that involves students serving as academic tutors and tutees. HowTo DQ4E21 Student Designed Tasks. What is a Hypothesis? Why is it important in Science? Tutorial. Constructing a Hypothesis Constructing a Hypothesis Listen to the file hypothesis.mp3 as you read this.

What is a Hypothesis? Why is it important in Science? Tutorial