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A model that helps students to become experts on subsections of a topic, and then teach those subsections to others.
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Identifying topics and specifying learning objectives- involves organized bodies of knowledge, students must understand connections between ideas in a topic. Designing learning materialsresource materials can come from texts, books, magazines, videotapes, internet Design study sheets- include questions, outlines, charts to focus students on important info and issues Forming Student Teams- groups should have mixed genders, ethnicities, and abilities; allow groups to get to know each other to create cohesion. Assigning Experts- groups must have mixed achievements; high achievers can help low achievers; allow students to choose topic

Information gathering- make sure learning materials are available to all students. Explain study sheets and how they can be used to guide students study efforts Expert Meetings- give students a chance to compare notes and clarify areas of misunderstandings; discussion leader assigned to ensure everyone is actively involved- rotate this role. Peer instruction- experts return to their groups and teach group about their particular topic; sharing their knowledge; help students organize and summarize their knowledge Review and Closure- important because students present info about the topic to each other

Assessing understanding of content- challenge experts without overwhelming other students; combine short answer and essay questions with actual work samples Assessing group processdetermine which students are functioning as productive group members (speaking, listening, helping). Assessing the Development of Expertise- teach and monitor expert learning skills such as note taking or organization; monitor their work and provide feedback; use think-alouds- teacher models the skill while talking out loud

Develops self-direction, skills involved with working in groups, and leadership; Students must take notes and use organization skills.

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This model teaches students to make connections between ideas of a topic in cooperative groups while also assuming a leadership role. Students must rely on one another to learn the content. Students will develop expert learning skills such as note taking and organization.