Tue, March 30, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cooperative Learning

Do the youth in your program have opportunities to work together in groups so they can teach and learn from one another? Cooperative learning is an excellent way to nurture youth leadership, build community and keep things fun. This dynamic training will equip you with grouping strategies and ways to think about building cooperative learning into any program offering.


Core Competencies Addressed
Core Knowledge Area – Child/Youth Growth and Development:
1.B: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the multiple influences on development and learning – Entry Level and Level 1.
1.C: Use developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging environments – Entry Level and Level 1.


Core Knowledge Area – Learning Environment and Curriculum:
4.B: Design and implement a curriculum to enhance cognitive development – Entry Level and Level 1.
4.C: Design and implement a curriculum to support social and emotional development – Entry Level and Level 1.


Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children/Youth:
5.C: Promote positive expression, interaction and group experiences between adults and children/youth – Entry Level and Level 1.


Primary QIS Scales Addressed
III-N: Youth have opportunities to participate in small groups.
III-O: Youth have opportunities to act as group facilitators and mentors.


Training Objectives:
Participants will:
a. Be able to define Cooperative Learning.
b. Gain experience using a variety of group forming strategies (Group Formers) and group work structures (Group Structures).
c. Understand how Cooperative Learning helps to meet the social and intellectual needs of youth.
d. Learn how to apply four complementary strategies to engineer successful Cooperative Learning structures.