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  1. 1. Collaborative Learning Jamlick Bosire New Horizon Consultancy
  2. 2. Learning in context
  3. 3. From the above we deduce that We Learn: 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we both see and hear 70% of what is discussed with others 80% of what we experience personally 95% of what we teach someone else
  4. 4. 1970 3. READING 2. COMPUTATION 1. WRITING 2000 3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS 2. PROBLEM SOLVING 1. TEAMWORK According to Fortune 500 Companies: The Top Skills sought by employers
  5. 5. Teaching vs learning John Amos Comenius, a 16th Century scholar; summarised the approach that teaching should follow, The main object is to find a method by which teachers teach less but learners learn more, proving that current problems have noble pedigrees.
  6. 6. Collaborative learning Collaborative learning in the ECDE level means children working together to accomplish a task, or to achieve a certain goal. We humans, like many other animals, are social beings. We are more successful if we use our intelligence to work with others to achieve more. To be able to work collaboratively is a skill we all need.
  7. 7. Educational goals Involvement Co-operation and teamwork Community responsibility
  8. 8. Assumptions about learning Learning is an active constructive process Learning depends on rich contexts Learners are diverse Learning is inherently social
  9. 9. it is those of us who can solve problems while working with others who succeed A successful Scientist must be able to cooperate with other scientists, with technicians and with students. An executive, to cooperate with other executives, salespersons, suppliers and superiors. (Dunne and Bennett, 1990)
  10. 10. . . . collaborative learning fosters the development. . . collaborative learning fosters the development of critical thinking through discussion, clarificationof critical thinking through discussion, clarification of ideas, and evaluation of others' ideas. . . .of ideas, and evaluation of others' ideas. . . .
  11. 11. Approaches Collaborative learning Co-operative learning Problem-based learning Writing groups Peer teaching Learning communities Discussion groups
  12. 12. In a teaching situation you are likely to face challenges such as: How to help the pupils to acquire more knowledge? How to make learning more interesting for the pupils? How to motivate the pupils? How to challenge the pupils so that they can perform better? One way to overcome this is through collaborative learning.
  13. 13. Why use collaborative learning? Pupils learn qualities of humility, self-control, fair play, patience and leadership. Builds pupils confidence and character. promote pupils learning and academic achievement enhance pupil satisfaction with their learning experience help pupils develop skills in oral communication develop pupil's' social skills promote pupil self-esteem increase pupil retention develop a community of learners
  14. 14. Can you read the following aloud "It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learn to collaborate and improvise most effectively prevail." - Charles Darwin
  15. 15. "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." - George Bernard Shaw
  16. 16. Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn. The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem solving, innovation and life-long learning in an ever-changing networked economy. Don Tapscott