Cooperative learning, where students work together in order to enhance their own and each other’s learning outcomes, constitute a viable alternative that treats the school as a cooperative community of learners, and provides an excellent cooperative context in which students can be instructed to resolve their interpersonal conflicts constructively and subsequently lead to the reduction of school violence. In this course, we will explore the theoretical foundations of cooperative learning, discuss the various traditions and models of applied and theory based cooperative learning, explore the relationship between cooperative learning and the reduction of school violence through constructive conflict resolution, and the contribution of cooperative learning to intergroup relations in the larger social context. The course is based on active student involvement and the implementation of cooperative learning as the main teaching and learning.
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