Cooperative Learning Pedagogy

Cooperative Learning Pedagogy

This course is archived. Certificates will not be issued for this course.

Course Description

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. 
 

Course Content

  • Concept of Cooperative Learning, Characteristics of Cooperative Learning, Elements of Cooperative Learning
  • Difference between Cooperative learning, Collaborative learning and Group work, various strategies of cooperative learning
  • Various pre requisites to use cooperative learning strategies in classroom, demonstration of Jigsaw strategy of cooperative learning & Steps of Jigsaw strategy of cooperative learning along with advantages & disadvantages of Jigsaw strategy of cooperative learning
  • Planning & Executing plan for use of Jigsaw strategy
  • Demonstration of STAD strategy of cooperative learning, steps of STAD strategy of cooperative learning in detail, advantages & disadvantages of STAD strategy of cooperative learning in detail.
  • Planning & Executing plan for use of STAD strategy

Course Audience

  • Pre-service & in-service Teachers in school/College/University

  • Teacher Educators

  • Curriculum Planners & Policy Makers 

  • Graduate and Post Graduate Students    

  • Parents 

Outcomes of this Course

After the completion of this course learners will be able to

  1. Explain the concept and nature of  Cooperative learning

  2. Analyze various strategies of cooperative learning and their pre-requisites

  3. Develop and execute plan for use of Jigsaw strategy of cooperative learning.

  4. Develop and execute plan for use of STAD strategy of cooperative learning.

About Certificates

  • Certificate of Participation: requires participation in discussion forums, watching videos and participation in quizzes and assignments.
  • Certificate of Completion: requires 60% scores on all quizzes, participation in discussion forums, and completion of assignments.