After the end of this module you will be able to:
Collaborative learning is a method of active learning. It involves a group of two (peer-to-peer) or more learners in larger groups who work together to solve problem, complete task or learn more concepts, defending their positions, reframing ideas, listening to other viewpoints and articulating their points.
They have a common goal and the responsibility for their team learning and succeeding, but their roles, resources, and organisation is left to them.
They divide the roles them between them according to their strengths. Regarding the rules of engagement, the group itself must self-direct.
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How to solve these problems?
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The beauty of a collaborative approach is also that it offers such flexibility. Collaboration offers a full range of models, multi-team, small-team.
Another advantage is that doesn’t lose the sight of the individual, because everyone is unique and have personal attitudes.
A collaborative approach doesn’t assume that everyone will travel at the same speed. For this the flexibility and the possibility to give personalized instructions and different approach, could help also to make contribute all the learners.
The learners don’t need assistance while they work, and every eventual incentive to work hard toward a specific goal moves the group towards the common goal through a methodical detailed work.
The following research presents how collaborative learning is used in Global Project Management in Small and Medium Enterprises:
Which learning activities have the greatest impact on learners? Write them down and then discuss reasoning with your colleagues
Collaborative learning necessitates a change of mindset for everyone involved but when planned well structures an effective communication between peers, peer evaluation, problem-solving and the potential of the concept that teaching is learning.
To ensure the efficacy of the Collaborative learning and take advantage of the characteristics of this approach, just like the flexibility and other measures also adjust these problems.