The success of Outside the Box Learning Resources is rooted in the passion of the team of professionals behind it. Led by husband and wife duo Conor and Kate Holmes, the renowned educational publisher has been providing education and health professionals with a comprehensive suite of learning resources and assessments for over fifteen years.
Covering a wide range of disciplines, Outside the Box Learning Resources is the complete solution for educators, and healthcare professionals to develop their skills professionally or to nurture the intellectual and emotional needs of those in their care.
We care about the implementation of cooperative learning and all those working together to make cooperative learning an ongoing reality in schools. Cooperative Learning: Where Heart Meets Mind collaboratively evolved out of that care.
The purpose of this resource book is to involve educators in critical inquiry, personal reflection, and supportive discussion about the concepts underlying cooperative strategies and effective classroom applications. Specifically, the book is designed to:
The book is organised into three main sections:
The chapters that constitute each part of the book contain questions and activity sheets for discussion making this book a resource to be used interactively among colleagues. For example, teachers working together in peer coaching or study groups may use this book to explore cooperative learning concepts, develop classroom applications, and design student materials. The sample lessons and student forms that appear throughout the book are readily adaptable to a variety of classroom situations. Staff developers may also use this resource to facilitate cooperative activities and discussions among educators studying cooperative learning in professional development programmes.
Early Years, 5-8 Years, 8-12 Years, 12-15 Years, 15-18 Years, 18+ Years
Barrie Bennett, Carol Rolheiser & Laurie Stevahn