When you plan a lesson design is important how to embedded collaborative learning activities into it. Cooperation and collaboration are two different things. The first one implies that students "work together with" than collaboration. Cooperation is more passive than collaboration. Collaboration is active because it means more involvement than cooperation.For example, when facilitating a meeting where a group is trying to solve problems and make decisions, the goal is collaboration.
Appreciate the four dimensions of collaborative learning concerning group work, shared responsibility, making substantive decisions, and interdependent work
They are fundamental elements in designing collaborative learning activities.
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
Rubrics are essential to assess collaboration. I usually use For All Rubrics. https://www.forallrubrics.com/checklist/editRubric/6317e2de-949e-4fee-a4e3-f1e33565f080/
Grazia Paladino posted on Facebook very interesting tools for assessment and self-assessment of collaborative skills . Thank you very much. http://www.dailyteachingtools.com/cooperative-learning-evaluate.html#9
Module 2.5 .Collaborative learning scenarios.
Check out the scenario template and 6 example scenarios in the resource section of this module. What do you think of the template? What do you think of the example scenarios? Do you find them inspiring? Can you see how you might adapt some scenarios to create collaborative learning activities for your own context? What do you find useful or less useful about these scenarios?
These seven phases to plan and structure my learning activities in advance are useful tools to reflect on the project I'm planning:
1)Dream ( brainstorm and share ideas)
2)Explore (collect information on a certain topic)
3)Map ( structure students' thoughts and ideas)
4)Make ( develop or create a product)
5)Ask ( interview experts)
6)Re-make (replan or revisit the product on the basis of the feedback)
7)Show ( publish and presents the results of their work)
Module 2.6 Learning Activity
1st activity Low level: I assessed it with a code 1 because it's a classical lecture without any form of collaboration.
2nd Activity High level of collaboration code 5: eTwinning project " Digital learning team". Our aim is to develop students digital skills and awarness.For this purpose we will make use of Scientix resources. Through our project students will make research, use some digital tools and gain digital awareness
Module 3: How can you assess collaborative learning?
I perfectly agree with the educator from Greece to various assessment methods to track students' progress in developing collaborative skills
The assessment of collaborative work must be brief, clear and timely. Self- assessment and peer assessment(teamwork) with a checklist to follow during the work are essential because they increase motivation and students' ability to achieve personal and group goals. I use rubrics and checklists to encourage students to learn collaboratively without any competition
Antonio mentions the use of collaborative digital tools, reorganizing the classroom space and introducing more interdisciplinary teaching and the sharing of materials amongst teachers as useful tips. I totally agree with Antonio 7 benefits of collaborative learning. I'm running an eTwinning project called " Digital learning team" which put the students' to the centre of learning. Using collaborative digital tools, reorganizing the classroom space are useful tips to reach an interdisciplinary learning which allow students to share their work with other groups in a collaborative learning environment.