Teachers Professional Development Points

21st Century Teaching and Learning Collaborative Learning

Course Fee R350.00
This is a SACE accredited course.
Accreditation number: 11534

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.

 

Learning outcomes

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!

In the 4 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 The 21st Century Learner
CHAPTER 2 What is Collaboration Learning?
CHAPTER 3 Different Techniques for Collaborative Learning:
CHAPTER 4 Appendix A
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Cathy Fry

Educator

Cathy Fry has over 30 years of teaching and training experience in South Africa. She was principal two top independent junior girls’ schools in Johannesburg. Cathy’s expertise lies in ECD and primary education as well as whole school improvement and curriculum development. Cathy has been involved in teacher development and bursary programmes for disadvantaged children throughout her career in independent schools. She was a long standing member of the ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) Curriculum Development Programme as well as a member of the SAHISA (Southern African Heads of Independent Schools Association) Council, representing junior schools throughout South Africa. Cathy is highly qualified with a B.Ed from London University in 1977, a Diploma in Remedial Education from UNISA, a Masters in Philosophy, Second Language Acquisition, from Stellenbosch and a Master’s in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. Cathy has also attended the Leadership Development Programme at the Wits Business School and is a registered assessor and moderator with the Service and ETDP SETAS. In 2012 she completed a Foundations in Coaching Course, online, from GET Smarter. After setting up her own company, Ukhanyiso Ebantwini, in 2012 Cathy has worked in both independent and state schools running a series of teacher development workshops. Her company is a service provider for SACE and has several SETA accredited qualifications. Cathy has developed online teacher training materials in 21st Century teaching and learning, study skills and leadership and management. She has worked with NPOs in Diepsloot, Tembisa, Modimolle and Johannesburg facilitating school leadership and management workshops, coaching and mentoring School Management Teams and running accredited ECD teacher development. She is an accredited facilitator for the British Council and has been put forward for validation as a Master Trainer. Cathy also works for Umalusi doing desk top evaluations for independent schools and she is a level 1 trainer in Philosophy for Children (P4C) in South Africa. Cathy’s passion for education, self-motivation and drive have been at the forefront of her success in independent schools and in the development of her own company.
Thumbnail_cathy

Cathy Fry

Educator

Cathy Fry has over 30 years of teaching and training experience in South Africa. She was principal two top independent junior girls’ schools in Johannesburg. Cathy’s expertise lies in ECD and primary education as well as whole school improvement and curriculum development. Cathy has been involved in teacher development and bursary programmes for disadvantaged children throughout her career in independent schools. She was a long standing member of the ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) Curriculum Development Programme as well as a member of the SAHISA (Southern African Heads of Independent Schools Association) Council, representing junior schools throughout South Africa. Cathy is highly qualified with a B.Ed from London University in 1977, a Diploma in Remedial Education from UNISA, a Masters in Philosophy, Second Language Acquisition, from Stellenbosch and a Master’s in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. Cathy has also attended the Leadership Development Programme at the Wits Business School and is a registered assessor and moderator with the Service and ETDP SETAS. In 2012 she completed a Foundations in Coaching Course, online, from GET Smarter. After setting up her own company, Ukhanyiso Ebantwini, in 2012 Cathy has worked in both independent and state schools running a series of teacher development workshops. Her company is a service provider for SACE and has several SETA accredited qualifications. Cathy has developed online teacher training materials in 21st Century teaching and learning, study skills and leadership and management. She has worked with NPOs in Diepsloot, Tembisa, Modimolle and Johannesburg facilitating school leadership and management workshops, coaching and mentoring School Management Teams and running accredited ECD teacher development. She is an accredited facilitator for the British Council and has been put forward for validation as a Master Trainer. Cathy also works for Umalusi doing desk top evaluations for independent schools and she is a level 1 trainer in Philosophy for Children (P4C) in South Africa. Cathy’s passion for education, self-motivation and drive have been at the forefront of her success in independent schools and in the development of her own company.
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Winson Matthys


I will like to redo it. As I am currently specializing in ETD, Assessing, Moderating, Training and Facilitation. Thank you.

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