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Workshop #6

How can Cooperative Learning Contribute to Diversity?


Ferenc Arató and Yael Sharan


  • Cooperative learning,
  • Individual investigation and group investigation
  • Diversity


  • 3 hours


  • Min. 5, no max.


  • Cooperatively Structured Group Investigation


Participants in this workshop will explore ways of enabling diversity in cooperative contexts in classrooms. Participants will carry out an investigation of cooperative learning’s contribution to diversity and consider applications to their own work.


  • To experience cooperative investigation and conclude several basic principles of CL and group investigation (GI)
  • To explore the importance of diversity in knowledge construction
  • To reflect on the future application of CL to diversity both in research and practice


  • Introductions : Ferenc and Yael introduce one another
  • Team building :  What's in a Name? (interactive introductions)
  • Reflection : on CL and diversity in the tem building  activity
  • Presentation of the main concepts (diversity and group investigation)
  • Planning : articulation of participants’ interests, questions for inquiry
  • Investigation of “The untitled story” (interactive activity)
  • Findings presenting results of groups’ investigations
  • Debriefing on CL and GI approaches, diversity issues, and adaptation to teaching and learning in participants’ contexts
  • Wrap-up : what more would you like to learn about how CL contributes to diversity?


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