Developing an Inclusive Democratic Classroom "in Action" through Cooperative Learning

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  • Source:
    Australian Association for Research in Education, Paper presented at the Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference (AARE-APERA 2012) World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting (Sydney, New South Wales, Dec 2-6, 2012). 12 pp.
  • Publication Date:
    2012
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED542298
      Australian Association for Research in Education. AARE Secretariat, One Geils Court, Deakin ACT 2600, Australia. Tel: +61-2-6285-8388; e-mail: aare@aare.edu.au; Web site: http://www1.aare.edu.au
    • Peer Reviewed:
      N/A
    • ISSN:
      1324-9320
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Keyword:
      Australia
    • Abstract:
      This paper examines how Cooperative learning (CL) and democracy can be examined in relation to one another. CL supports a social constructivist view of students learning together to form knowledge through direct interaction. The overriding benefits of CL are that that it is an effective strategy for maximising both social and academic learning outcomes of all, because it focuses on developing positive relationships between students, improving their social skills. This promotes positive social and emotional development and lays the foundations for wellbeing and good mental health. It is precisely this inclusive pedagogy that encourages a democratic classroom environment and a resultant pedagogy that ensures all students' learning will be considered. A democratic society needs students who are respectful and have a sense of justice so teachers who use this pedagogy help to promote such students. This study clarified the relationship between components of CL and the development of a democratic classroom, particularly the notion of inclusive practice for all which is developed through CL. It also examines how one teacher developed an inclusive democratic classroom "in action" through cooperative learning. It explores Jill's understandings of CL and how these relate to the development of her inclusive democratic classroom and to her developing a democracy stance. Her reflective diary, interview comments, action plans and classroom observations are analysed in this case study approach to demonstrate how her "stance" was strengthened and how she developed a tolerant, respectful and inclusive classroom culture. Teachers, like Jill who develop this stance can build this democratic class culture and ensure all students are included. (Contains 2 tables.)
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      51
    • Physical Description:
      12
    • Education Level:
      Elementary Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2013
    • Accession Number:
      ED542298
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FERGUSON-PATRICK, K.; AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (AARE). Developing an Inclusive Democratic Classroom “in Action” through Cooperative LearningAustralian Association for Research in Education. [s.l.] : Australian Association for Research in Education, 2012. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Ferguson-Patrick K, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Developing an Inclusive Democratic Classroom “in Action” through Cooperative Learning. Australian Association for Research in Education; 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED542298&custid=s8280428. Accessed September 22, 2019.
    • APA:
      Ferguson-Patrick, K., & Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). (2012). Developing an Inclusive Democratic Classroom “in Action” through Cooperative Learning. Australian Association for Research in Education. Australian Association for Research in Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED542298&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ferguson-Patrick, Kate, and Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). 2012. “Developing an Inclusive Democratic Classroom ‘in Action’ through Cooperative Learning.” Australian Association for Research in Education. Australian Association for Research in Education. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED542298&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Ferguson-Patrick, K. and Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) (2012) Developing an Inclusive Democratic Classroom ‘in Action’ through Cooperative Learning, Australian Association for Research in Education. Australian Association for Research in Education. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED542298&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 22 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ferguson-Patrick, K & Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) 2012, Developing an Inclusive Democratic Classroom ‘in Action’ through Cooperative Learning, Australian Association for Research in Education, 1 December, Australian Association for Research in Education, viewed 22 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Ferguson-Patrick, Kate, and Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). “Developing an Inclusive Democratic Classroom ‘in Action’ through Cooperative Learning.” Australian Association for Research in Education, Australian Association for Research in Education, 1 Dec. 2012. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED542298&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ferguson-Patrick, Kate, and Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). “Developing an Inclusive Democratic Classroom ‘in Action’ through Cooperative Learning.” Australian Association for Research in Education. Australian Association for Research in Education, December 1, 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED542298&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ferguson-Patrick K, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Developing an Inclusive Democratic Classroom “in Action” through Cooperative Learning [Internet]. Australian Association for Research in Education. Australian Association for Research in Education; 2012 Dec [cited 2019 Sep 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED542298&custid=s8280428