Student Centered Cooperative Learning

Linking Concepts in Education to Promote Student Learning

  • George M Jacobs
  • Willy A Renandya

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. George M Jacobs, Willy A Renandya
    Pages 1-17
  3. George M Jacobs, Willy A Renandya
    Pages 19-28
  4. George M Jacobs, Willy A Renandya
    Pages 29-42
  5. George M Jacobs, Willy A Renandya
    Pages 43-59
  6. George M Jacobs, Willy A Renandya
    Pages 61-74
  7. George M Jacobs, Willy A Renandya
    Pages 85-97
  8. George M Jacobs, Willy A Renandya
    Pages 99-110
  9. George M Jacobs, Willy A Renandya
    Pages 111-131
  10. George M Jacobs, Willy A Renandya
    Pages 133-136
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 137-137

About this book


This book helps teachers understand the links between cooperative learning (also known as collaborative learning and peer learning) and other student-centered approaches. It discusses cooperative learning and communities of practice; cooperative learning and neuroscience; cooperative learning and critical thinking; cooperative learning and alternative assessment; cooperative learning and multiple intelligence; cooperative learning and positive education; cooperative learning and meeting the needs of introverts; and cooperative learning and justice issues, with each chapter exploring a different aspect of how education can be student centered.

If you are looking for a fresh perspective on cooperative learning, this book is for you. It helps you explore how cooperative learning is so much more than just asking students to arrange themselves in a group, and considers how cooperative learning can fit with other areas of education that you care about. 

Although the two authors both completed their PhDs in the West, they have taught in Asia for the past 25+ years, working with students and teachers from a wide variety of Asian and other countries, and with teachers from a very wide variety of content areas who teach students of many different ages.


Cooperative learning Collaborative learning Social cognition Communities of practice Student-centered instruction Post-positivism Self-Directed Learning Alternative Assessment

Authors and affiliations

  • George M Jacobs
    • 1
  • Willy A Renandya
    • 2
  1. 1.James Cook University Singapore SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.National Institute of Education SingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7212-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7213-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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