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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | Learning | Scoop.it

Why have your students work collaboratively? "Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher levels of thinking and preserve information for longer times that students working individually."

This post provides 20 suggestions to help collaborative groups work more effectively. A few are:

* Establish group goals.

* Keep groups mid-sized.

* Build trust and promote open communication.

* Consider the learning process asa part of the assessment.

The post includes links to a variety of resources and each point has an explantion with additional information.


Via Beth Dichter
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Valuing diverity and collaboration where 1=1 creates 3!!!

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Channylt's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:56 AM

Great tips on how to facilitate collaborative learning. Learners that work collaborativley are engaged in their learning and have better learning outcomes. 

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:06 PM

I liked this article, as it highlighted to me the importance of collaborative learning is much better than individual learning.  As I have mentioned several times, the learning and assessment that takes place within my workplace has a strong behaviourist foundation of learning and repeating key words and actions to pass an assessment (it is a very individual approach to learning).

 

Many of my colleagues view this experience of learning & assessment in a negative way.  What are some of the ways to overcome this negative view of learning?

 

After reading this article, I will seriously consider using a collaborative learning style within my workplace (if I get the opportunity).  The advantage of using real world problems or clinical incidents is that it offers the learner the opportunitity to improve their critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability.  

 

Therefore, by using collaborative learning you can apply the following learning theories of cognitivism, constructivism, objectivism.

Hazel Kuveya's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:22 PM

Keeping the groups at moderate levels will ensure an effective exchange of ideas and participation in all involved, I can echo the same statement that two heads are better than one. It is also interesting to learn that collaborative teams attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer periods as compared to  their individual counterparts., yes the use of technology makes collaborative learning manageable.

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6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some Of The World's Best Interviewers

6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some Of The World's Best Interviewers | Learning | Scoop.it
Listening intently isn't just for journalists. Here's how to sharpen your interviewing skills to get the most out of your connections.

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It's so easy to listen without really hearing!! Often we are already thinking about our response when the person is still speaking!!

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Heather Nixon McLaughlin's curator insight, April 7, 2014 9:33 AM

It's so easy to listen without really hearing!! Often we are already thinking about our response when the person is still speaking!!

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How Business Can Help Measure Education Outcomes that Matter

How Business Can Help Measure Education Outcomes that Matter | Learning | Scoop.it
Colleges aren’t producing the people that employers require, so the private sector must help.
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As well as academic ability practical skills and competencies are essential for the workplace.  Education and business need to collaborate to link these practical skills and competencies with the curricula.

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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | Learning | Scoop.it

Why have your students work collaboratively? "Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher levels of thinking and preserve information for longer times that students working individually."

This post provides 20 suggestions to help collaborative groups work more effectively. A few are:

* Establish group goals.

* Keep groups mid-sized.

* Build trust and promote open communication.

* Consider the learning process asa part of the assessment.

The post includes links to a variety of resources and each point has an explantion with additional information.


Via Beth Dichter
Heather Nixon McLaughlin's insight:

Valuing diverity and collaboration where 1=1 creates 3!!!

more...
Channylt's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:56 AM

Great tips on how to facilitate collaborative learning. Learners that work collaborativley are engaged in their learning and have better learning outcomes. 

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:06 PM

I liked this article, as it highlighted to me the importance of collaborative learning is much better than individual learning.  As I have mentioned several times, the learning and assessment that takes place within my workplace has a strong behaviourist foundation of learning and repeating key words and actions to pass an assessment (it is a very individual approach to learning).

 

Many of my colleagues view this experience of learning & assessment in a negative way.  What are some of the ways to overcome this negative view of learning?

 

After reading this article, I will seriously consider using a collaborative learning style within my workplace (if I get the opportunity).  The advantage of using real world problems or clinical incidents is that it offers the learner the opportunitity to improve their critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability.  

 

Therefore, by using collaborative learning you can apply the following learning theories of cognitivism, constructivism, objectivism.

Hazel Kuveya's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:22 PM

Keeping the groups at moderate levels will ensure an effective exchange of ideas and participation in all involved, I can echo the same statement that two heads are better than one. It is also interesting to learn that collaborative teams attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer periods as compared to  their individual counterparts., yes the use of technology makes collaborative learning manageable.

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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | Learning | Scoop.it
RT @marshallgjones: 197 Educational YouTube channels you should know about http://t.co/ypLKlosS4T #edtech #aect #OER #irockrh

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Paulo Camargo, Alberto Cardoso
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Veronique's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:43 AM

#EME2040

Ness Crouch's curator insight, December 23, 2013 3:17 AM

I need to check out these Channels. I'm gathering useful channels on our school Youtube Page.

Alberto Cardoso's curator insight, February 24, 2014 6:30 PM

Educational YouTube Channels

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Infographics. Great collaborative learning tools! - PrometheanPlanet

There is a variety of digital tools in today's technology to enhance learning. This article aims to bring the subject of Infographics to the classroom, providing teachers with a guide to understanding the educational possibilities of ...
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Great Tools of Inforgraphics!

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Powerful Learning: Studies Show Deep Understanding Derives from Collaborative Methods

Powerful Learning: Studies Show Deep Understanding Derives from Collaborative Methods | Learning | Scoop.it
Credit: Thomas Reis

Today's students will enter a job market that values skills and abilities far different from the traditional workplace talents that so ably served their parents and grandparents...

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Essential to prepare our young people for a collaborative gloabla workplace!

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