When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices. Accordingly our mentees should know about the integration of cooperative learning procedures and Solomon’s Six Types of Information.
Accordingly, on the chart below you will find sample applications of five different cooperative learning procedures with the six types of information related to the topic of Israel.
The Integration of Cooperative Learning, Solomon’s Six Types of Information and the Topic of Israel
Six Types of Information
Record facts about the state of Israel.
When you think about Israel what concepts (abstract ideas) come to mind? (e.g. The Promised Land)
Think of a meaningful experience that you had while in Israel. If you have not been to Israel, think of a movie or television program that you have seen about Israel. What feelings arose in you at that time?
Students form learning teams of four (a quad). Each student creates an individual list of places to visit in Israel. Then, in round robin fashion, each member of the team mentions one item from her list. Members add new items on their lists. Again, in round robin fashion, each class member shares one new item from her list. After the class list of places to visit in Israel is completed, each student selects her favorite.
Explain your preference selection to your teammates, and then to the members of the class.
On the next post we will share how to integrate five different cooperative learning procedures with Solomon’s Six Types of Information on the topic of the Tanach.