Cooperative Learning Returns To College What Evidence Is There That It Works

@article{Johnson1998CooperativeLR,
  title={Cooperative Learning Returns To College What Evidence Is There That It Works},
  author={David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson and Karl A. Smith},
  journal={Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning},
  year={1998},
  volume={30},
  pages={26-35}
}
The myth of individual genius and achievement--as opposed to cooperative efforts--is deeply ingrained in American culture. Americans seem deeply committed to the idea of the individual hero---a rugged self-starter who meets challenges and overcomes adversity. Sports, for example, are more often defined by individual superstars than by the quality of teamwork. Academic excellence is more often personified by the valedictorian than by academic teamwork. 

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