M2 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Understand how to embed collaborative learning into a lesson design
- Appreciate the four dimensions of collaborative learning concerning group work, shared responsibility, making substantive decisions, and interdependent work
- Understand how the 21st Century Learning Design Collaboration Rubric and Learning Scenarios can help you reflect and design collaborative learning activities
- Assess the two collaborative learning activities you described in Module 1, using the 21 CLD Rubric, and report in your Learning Diary
M2.2 Embedding collaborative learning into lesson design
LQ Do you agree about the importance to have a shared language concerning what we mean by collaborative learning? Do you agree that having collaborative skills is not a personality trait and that you can design learning activities to develop these skills in your pupils? Professor Butler mentions that ‘Technology can support new pedagogies that focus on learners as active participants with tools for inquiry-based pedagogies and collaborative work spaces’. Do you agree, and what are your experiences of this?
I'am very agree with Dreide Butler although I have some problems in implementing collobaration using tecnologies and specials tools in my school. I'm to working to promote attive partecipation and interdependence. Interdependence to me is important because I see it as an attitude whuich promotes inclusing. My students doesn't have their own devices and students aren't allowed to use the wifi connection. When I want to use digitals tools to increase student collaboration I need to flip my classroom, something I do using my teacherblog. With little children ( I work with pupils form 6-11 years) this isn't easy,because they need their parents to support and connect. Sometimes I use the collaboration strategies of some tools I discovered. I trasform them in a simple 'paper solution'. By example checklist with Google Form or a quizz. The children can create a 'paper padlet' together etc. It's not the best way but it makes that we can keep on by dreaming of a future classroom. Another problem is bureaucracy. I'm asking for more the three years for the Google Apps in Education. Two years ago our school created an account, I often asked to have for students accounts and a Google Classroom offering my collaboration to amministrate a parte of the network. It's not always easy to make the dreamwork because there are collegeaus who have problems with interdependence.
PERSONAL LEARNING GOAL: Never give up trying!
PS: DREAMING BY DOING today in made a SIMPLE GOOGLE FORM for my colleague to help her to find some new ideas how to manage updating the firewall. I showed her how you can create a form and share responsabilty, saving time and adminstration problems. I don't know if she will use it ( in someway it doesn't matter). What matter's to me in this is that I tried to do my part and giving a contribute to my school / (teacher) team.