Cooperative Learning: Increasing College Faculty Instructional Productivity. Another good article on cooperative learning. This one is focusing on how college faculty can be better teachers using this teaching technique.
From the article:
The use of active learning strategies, such as cooperative learning, is growing at a remarkable rate. Professors are incorporating cooperative learning to increase students' achievement, create positive relationships among students, and promote students' healthy psychological adjustment to school. This monograph is about how college faculty can ensure that students actively create their knowledge rather than passively listening to the professor's. It is about structuring learning situations cooperatively at the college level so that students work together to achieve shared goals.