Publication Date: July 18, 2014
As teachers today work in ever more challenging contexts, groupwork remains a particularly effective pedagogical strategy. Based on years of research and teaching experience, the new edition of this popular book features significant updates on the successful use of cooperative learning to build equitable classrooms. Designing Groupwork, Third Edition incorporates current research findings with new material on what makes for a groupworthy task, and shows how groupwork contributes to growth and development in the language of instruction. Responding to new curriculum standards and assessments across all grade levels and subject areas, this edition shows teachers how to organize their classroom so that all students participate actively. This valuable and sensible resource is essential reading for educators at both the elementary and secondary levels, for teachers in training, and for anyone working in the field of education.
Elizabeth G. Cohen was a professor of education and sociology at the School of Education, Stanford University. Rachel A. Lotan is professor and director of the Stanford Teacher Education Program, Stanford University, Graduate School of Education.
" Designing Groupwork has earned its place in the library of anyone seeking to create high-achieving, equitable classrooms."
—Horace (of second edition)
“The new edition updates a classic text for those who want both theory and practice.”
—Larry Cuban, professor emeritus, Stanford University
“I have no doubt that this important book will be of enormous practical value.”
—From the Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University
“In this updated version of the now-classic text, Rachel Lotan demonstrates, once again, her virtuosity at combining enormously practical guidance for effective pedagogy with solid theory and evidence. Hugely respectful, this book doesn’t simply tell educators what to do, but explains why and how their practice of groupwork can be both deeply educative and powerfully equitable.” —Jeannie Oakes, director, Educational Opportunity and Scholarship, Ford Foundation, and Presidential Professor Emerita, UCLA.