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Promoting effective groupwork in the primary classroom. A handbook for teachers and practitioners

Berdondini, L. (2008) Promoting effective groupwork in the primary classroom. A handbook for teachers and practitioners. Improving Practice (TLRP) . Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-41687-0

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Abstract

Packed with valuable strategies for teachers and fun activities for children, this book is a must for any school wishing to make group work a more effective and successful way of learning. Teachers who have become more confident with the approaches developed for this book find that their classes are better behaved, children spend more time on task and they become less dependent on the teacher. The book shows teachers how to create an inclusive and supportive classroom by developing the social, communicative and group working skills of all pupils. Tried-and-tested, step-by-step approaches encourage both children and their teachers to develop supportive relationships that have been found to facilitate academic performance, positive social behaviour and motivation. Strategies for setting up and running effective group work are a key feature of the book.