Endorsed by SACE for 10 CPTD points.
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What this course is about
Collaborative learning differs from traditional teaching approaches because students work together rather than compete with each other individually.
Collaborative learning or Co-operative learning involves pupils working with each other being responsible for their own and each other’s learning. Collaborative learning takes group work to a new level. Individualistic learning has generally been the pattern in most schools. The goal is to achieve the best standard that the individual can, regardless of anyone else. It’s all about competition: but the workplace demands team players. Business wants people who are able to interact effectively, reach consensus after everyone has voiced an opinion and work together. This is called co-operation or collaboration and it is a skill that needs to be taught, practised, evaluated and developed in children from a young age.
Collaborative Learning is promoted in Education because:
Children learn in different ways
Children come from different backgrounds and learn at different rates
Teachers need to prepare children for the 21st Century workplace
Working collaboratively enables children to learn how to learn
Children who are able to work in groups learn what it means to participate democratically and the responsibilities that go with that
This course looks at several different techniques for collaborative learning.
Who should be doing this course?
All teachers in all phases and learning areas who want to develop collaborative learning in learners from Grade 3 to 9.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
understand 21st Century Teaching and Learning
understand that we need to change the way we teach
demonstrate an understanding that children learn in different ways
assess individual strengths and weaknesses in multiple intelligences
recognise and use a variety of different collaborative learning techniques in the classroom
implement collaborative learning in the classroom
How your final mark is calculated?
Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 70%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!
Study at your own pace!
We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on chapters and video clips to watch. Short multiple choice questions after chapters test understanding and possible application of knowledge. You can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!