Looking at the present approach of instruction, the NCF (2005) mentions that ???Children's voices and experience do not find expression in the classroom often the only voice heard is that of the teacher. When children speak, they are usually only answering the teacher's questions or repeating the teacher's words.??? Education must provide the means and opportunities to enhance the child's creative expression. Cooperative learning approach is just the right and suitable alternative to the traditional teaching approach which fits in to the needs of a classroom.
This book clearly explains the concept and types of cooperative learning along with its theoretical backgrounds and process of use in classrooms. It also builds up a case in favour of cooperative learning with empirical support and presents status of research in this area. This book will be of immense help to teachers who want to make their classes a place of vibrant learning.