Presents case studies and examples from practitioners and examines the four major dimensions of advancing real learning: active learning, collaborative learning, learner-driven learning, learning about learning.
Chapter 7: Collaborative Learning
In this Chapter
Classrooms are crowded and busy places, so potentially very social. Yet when it comes to talking about learning in classrooms, much of the talk is about individual learning – it's as though the social aspect did not exist. This paradox has the effect of marginalising the social nature of classroom life, or at worse turning it into a problem because it appears to divert from teachers’ goals – for individuals. Yet when we ask teachers about their best hopes for life in their classrooms, they talk about the ...