Its 4 WEEK MOOC on Cooperative Learning Pedagogy which is developed under online mentoring program of UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning.
Its free of Cost Course. It aims at promoting the use of cooperative learning for quality education at school, college & university level. As we know that Cooperative learning (CL) has been described as one of the most widely investigated educational approaches (Slavin, 1996).
In Modern day teaching learning process, the role of a teacher needs to be as a facilitator of children’s learning. Cooperative learning strategies are also providing structure in which students have an opportunity to raise logical questions, discuss the content with his peer group, and imitate higher order thinking, critical evaluation of idea, etc. in team work.
This project would focus on introduction of cooperative learning as learner centered pedagogy as new approach to quality education. Theoretical concept of cooperative learning, related terms and strategies will be discussed with the learners. Out of various strategies of cooperative learning, two main strategies Jigsaw and STAD (which are used across the world in different subjects) will be discussed with learners along with its various steps of implementation. Advantages of both strategies will also be shared with the learners. After going through the course learners will be able to develop and execute plan for use of these strategies in their classroom. Learned material can be integrated in teaching-learning process and make learning more practical and enjoyable.