Share: Cooperative Learning
Working together on project teams and guided by trained teachers, students learn the skills of collaborating, managing emotions, and resolving conflicts in groups. Each member of the team is responsible for learning the subject matter as well ashelping teammates to learn. Cooperative learning develops social and emotional skills, providing a valuable foundation for their lives as workers, family members, and citizens.
Reality Check: In Eeva Reeder's tenth-grade geometry class at Mountlake Terrace High School, near Seattle, student teams design "schools of the future" while mentoring with local architects. They manage deadlines and resolve differences toproduce models, budgets, and reports far beyond what an individual student could accomplish.
learn the skills of collaborating, managing emotions, and resolving conflicts ：
is responsible for ：对xx负责
learning the subject matter ：学习主题;
helping teammates to learn ：帮助同伴学习
develops social and emotional skills ：朋友社交和控制情绪技能
providing a valuable foundation for their lives as workers, family members, and citizens：
manage deadlines and resolve differences ：
far beyond what an individual student could accomplish：远远超越单个学生所有能成就的;
Do youagree or disagree with the following statement: it is more effective forstudents to work in groupsthan by themselves.
Some people think that it is an important part of a child’seducation to go on a field trip (for example, museums) while other people thinka child’s time is better spent learning in a classroom at school. What is youropinion?
As the saying goes, ‘If the country does not invest the money on education, it will then have to use it on prison’. That is to say, education is a necessary part for not only families but society. Therefore, what is the more【most】 appropriate way to educate children became a hot topic. Some people advocate children should spend 【time】learning in the classroom, and others go for going on field trip like museums. As far as I am concerned, I value the latter.
First and foremost, learning through fieldtrip aids to improve comprehension of the knowledge. Children who learn through practical activities can get a better understanding about some definitions than the children infused by teacher【those who merely receive knowledge from teachers in a method of carmming】. Take myself for example, I am major【majored】 in programming in the university and I can hardly use the codes well only by listening to the teachers. Occasionally, I have a chance to work in an IT company for a month. During the practical work, I suddenly understand those complex codes and even discover the beauty of them just as the teacher said before. It is the same as the children education. Only by exploring in person, can we understand the knowledge thoroughly.【注意时态问题】
Additionally, learning outside the classroom can broaden children's horizon. When children are exploring by themselves, they can gain more besides the knowledge on textbooks. For example, when children are led to the museum to see the dinosaur fossil, they will both complete the task, and【not only have a better understanding about dinosaurs, but also】 learn more about that era though the process by the way. Furthermore, children may find the charm inside the knowledge during exploring, which is a good way to cultivate children's interest of science.
Admittedly, some people may say going on a field trip is a waste of time, for children may distract【be distracted】from their school study. Let's look at from another angle, things will be quite opposite. According to a survey, children who learn in the classroom for a long time will easily get bored and anxious. And this emotion will have a bad impact on their performance. However, learning through practical activities can kill two birds with one stone--gain knowledge and relief【relieve】their anxiety in the meantime.
To sum up, considering both performance and emotion of the children, I firmly advocate that it is an important part of a child’s education to go on field trip.