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 curriculum 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
Now, after almost fifteen years of honing the concept, I am ready to let Cooperative Learning become the driving force in a series of initiatives well beyond the confines classroom teaching. Above you will find the three themes I am currently exploring. All of them are enlightened by the contributions of colleagues in schools, colleges, universities, private consultancies, social action groups and enterprise, here and abroad.
All three share a common theme: That human beings working well together will unlock most challenges we face - not in spite off, but because of, their differences. It is in this respect for each individual in the group you will find the alchemy of Cooperative Learning.
- Dr Premkanth Puwanenthiren, Lecturer at University of Roehampton Business School,
Centre for Organisational Research, 24 May 2019.
On the Co-Creative Conversation on student attendance and engagement.
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It's not "yet another system"
- Alex Bowles, primary headteacher of Great Hockham Primary & Nursery, October 2016.