(COOPERATION) Small group work Large group work Critical outcomes (principles of OBE) Focus on the outcome
To reach the ultimate outcome (academic and social) Focus is placed on the active acceptors of information Reconstruct / make sense Work on a realistic task Learners must work together effectively Focus on communication Improve problem solving skills DEFINE OUTCOMES
Learn how to learn in the environment “skills” Not everybody is willing to do their part Not everybody is accepted in the group Cannot contribute and does not feel competent Teachers do not want take control and places responsibility on learners” If the activity is not monitored can time be wasted Arrange the class
1. PLANNING Plan before hand Prepare the learners Design how you will organise the group Prepare the material Develop guidelines Set the problem Organise and set rules.
REMEMBER IF THE LEARNERS ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THE METHOD LET THEM WORK TOGETHER IN A GROUP OF TWO Step 1: outcomes Step 2: give the necessary information Step 3: form the groups under guidance and select role players Step 4:facilitate /monitor Step 5:activities to make the conclusions Step 6: plan assessment
WHAT IS COOPERATIVE LEANING? ROLE OF THE TEACHER ROLE OF THE LEARNERS ADVANTAGES TO WORK TOGETHER TO REACH A SPECIFIC AIM
Specialist group Theme 1 Write down the planning method carefully 2 Evaluate the method critically. 3 Evaluate the disadvantages critically 4 Measure the method against the critically outcomes that learners should be able to demonstrate 5 Develop a rubric that you as teacher will be able to use to assess the learners
Positive interdependence between learners Learners want to understand one another and support one another Individual responsibility Appropriate interpersonal skills are learnt Each member must reflect one what said
Division of groups (board; role play) Task for each group Determine method of feedback Summarise Determine method of assessment Facilitate (keep focused) Motivate Take charge of progress
Learners do not like group work and prefer to work alone Must learn from one another –only if it is effective Do not want to be associated with the group Success is ensured if learners realize that they are interdependent Can fail if every learner does not realize that they have a responsibility
Enhances and encourages cooperation between groups Improves communication skills Individual and group attempts are successful Exchange and verbalizes ideas Learners are encourages to think how they learn Learners are responsible for own learning and realizes responsibility A lot of work can be done in a short while
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