Revisiting an Old Friend: The Practice and Promise of Cooperative Learning for the Twenty-First Century

  title={Revisiting an Old Friend: The Practice and Promise of Cooperative Learning for the Twenty-First Century},
  author={James E. Schul},
  journal={The Social Studies},
  pages={88 - 93}
  • James E. Schul
  • Published 7 February 2011
  • Education, Sociology
  • The Social Studies
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