Kagan Structures

Kagan Structures are designed to increase student engagement and cooperation. Some are designed to engage and develop specific types of thinking, others to engage and develop specific social skills, others to develop different intelligences.
The basic principles of good cooperative learning are that:

1) The learning task promotes teamwork and children experience themselves as being on the same side;

2) Each child is held accountable for their individual contribution;

3) Children participate about equally; and

4) Many children are engaged at once.