Cooperative learning structures provide students with opportunities to be a viable part of a collaborative group, where they must work together with roles and deadlines as well as personalities and preferences. These skills are vital in today’s learning and working environments, especially as those environments become increasingly diverse.
• Provides students with opportunities to interact with one another in ways to enhance their learning
• Emphasizes that everyone is in the effort together and that one person’s success doesn’t come at the expense of others
• Organized and structured way to engage students in small group to enhance the student learning and interdependence