In summary, using cooperative learning activities in class and assigning group projects has many benefits. Be sure to include individual accountability and positive interdependence in your activities. Also, cooperative learning activities will help students improve their skills in working with teams and will keep them active in their learning.
Now put this information into practice. Consider a lesson that you plan to present in the near future and write a jigsaw or other cooperative learning activity that you can use. Also, considering the courses that you plan to teach, review one of the projects in that course by critiquing the project sheet and the grading rubric. Lastly, list a few possible extended project ideas that could be used in the course. Good luck!