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TITLE OF DOCUMENT:

Preventative and Integrative Practice; Co-operative Group Work

NAME OF AUTHOR(S):

Rosario Ortega, Virginia Sanchez and Francisco Cordoba

NAME OF PUBLISHER:

“VISTA School Bullying and Violence: Taking Action” project

LANGUAGE OF DOCUMENT:

Bulgarian

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

KEYWORDS:

School violence, prevention, group work

DOCUMENT TYPOLOGY:

training module

TARGET GROUP OF PUBLICATION:

Parents, Policy Makers, Teachers, Researchers, Young People, School Directors.

SIZE OF THE PUBLICATION:

1 - 20 pages

DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:

The contents of this unit are as follows:
- Description of the objectives of the document, which are to: consider strategies for engaging staff in activities which will support them in enabling children and young people to help one another in the promotion of non-violence and the reduction of violence; be able to motivate and support staff in developing an understanding of the impact of co-operative group work (CGW) in the classroom; be familiar with a range of approaches to CGW in the classroom; be familiar with the skills involved in planning CGW in the classroom; be familiar with the skills of CGW as a strategy for preventing violence
- Presentation of the facilitation skills to be developed through this unit, which are (1) knowledge and understanding of how pupils relate to one another; the personal and social relationships of pupils whose behaviour causes concern; the operation of classroom systems; the importance of creating a supportive and caring class community; how to include pupils’ opinions on any decision about their education (2) personal qualities and attributes include: being an effective communicator; being an effective trainer of young people; having empathy for pupils whose behaviour causes concern; promoting convivencia in the classroom; being able to facilitate and value pupils’ opinions.

REVIEWER’S COMMENTS ON THE DOCUMENT:

It is now widely acknowledged that social interaction plays a key role in children’s learning. CGW as an educational strategy builds on social learning processes and also the pupil’s own role in the learning process. The use of the cooperative group as a basis for learning in the classroom has been a methodological strategy used, researched, and validated for many years. The document present steps of practical application of this strategy as well as examples of best practice from different countries.

WHERE TO FIND IT:

http://www.vista-europe.org/downloads/Bulgarian/E2f.pdf
This document is also available in EN language at the following link:
http://www.vista-europe.org/downloads/English/E2f.pdf

PDF OF THE PUBLICATION:

19_cooperative group work.pdf

NAME OF THE REVIEWING ORGANISATION:

Zinev Art Technologies

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