- something beyond collaborative learning
- February 2nd, 2009
As students, we might hate to do group project because of job load distrubution, duty in a group, etc. BUT collaborative learning indeed engage all learners in a common task and they really learn when theyl figure out the mearning and answrs. That's really the fun part to learn from some people know something we don't know and we learn it!
As a teacher, a group project tends to help students to work together to gain understanding from each other in order to accomplish a task, but you have to be like a mom to make sure kids in a group who do not fight and argue. Although each person in a group will a sepcific role to accopmplish part of task, and group still need to negotiate all details to present a complete project to people. However, there is a kid who question what the purpose to do group project if it seems that people a person has assigned role in a group, why it's necessary to present the whole project as a group?
I told him that I understand that people have different learning style, and some people prefer to complete a task alone because he/she might use his/her own pace to move on....and group project is also chance to learn social skill. Personally, I just believe that people need to learn "social skill" imcluding being polite, to know where is the boundary among people, what is good to say or not in different time.
it is just a lesson we gotta to learn!