In a nutshell, Cooperative Learning turns any group of people from passive recipients to empowered agents and potent resources without sacrificing the benefit of direct instruction or clear objectives. In schools, such objectives include mastering subject content, training life skills and building character in children by reproducing the real world in a safe learning environment. We have seen the results: Good grades and even better lives.
Cooperative Learning comes of age
Alas, this year, Cooperative Learning is leaving the classroom to reproduce a safe learning environment for adults out in the real world. Enter the Co-Creative Conversation, the necessary next evolutionary stage of Cooperative Learning.
Co-Creative Conversation is an explorative, intimate and safe face-to-face exchange between stakeholders, organised through Cooperative Learning Interaction Patterns blending a desired mix of input, critical discussion, knowledge construction and action planning to arrive at any outcome.
Whether you are a school, a MAT, a university, a public body or a global corporation: A perplexing mass of individuals remain the enigmatic master key to your success. Co-Creative Conversation nurtures their sheer visceral joy of being seen, being heard and making a difference together.
- Dr Premkanth Puwanenthiren, Lecturer at University of Roehampton Business School,
Centre for Organisational Research, 24 May 2019.
More about the trial at University of Roehampton and the first public Co-Creative Conversation, where stakeholders from different areas of the education sector gathered in Birmingham to co-produce a Participatory Budgeting programme for UK schools.
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It's not "yet another system"
- Alex Bowles, primary headteacher of Great Hockham Primary & Nursery, October 2016.