Cool Study Tricks

Hi Friends,

This is basically a page where you could find study tips and is updated weekly.



=== So this weeks topic is Collaboative learning taking place in school such as SCAIL etc.............

Cooperative or collaborative learning is a team process
where members support and rely on each other to achieve an agreed-upon goal.  The classroom is an excellent place to develop team-building skills you will need later in life.

Cooperative/collaborative learning is interactive;
as a team member, you:

  • develop and share a common goal

  • contribute your understanding of the problem:
    questions; insights and solutions

  • respond to, and work to understand, others' questions, insights and solutions.
    Each member empowers the other to speak and contribute,
    and to consider their contributions

  • are accountable to others, and they are accountable to you

  • are dependent on others, and they depend on you


What makes for a good learning team?

  • Team activities begin with training in, and understanding group processes.
    An instructor begins by facilitating discussion and suggesting alternatives
    but does not impose solutions on the team, especially those having difficulty working together

  • Diverse skill levels, backgrounds, experience

    • Each individual brings strengths to a group

    • Each member of the group is responsible to not only contribute his/her strengths, but also to help others understand the source of their strengths

    • Any member who is at a disadvantage or not comfortable with the majority should be encouraged and proactively empowered to contribute

    • Learning is positively influenced with a diversity of perspective and experience
      increasing options for problem solving
      expanding the range of details to consider

  • Shared operating principles and responsibilities, defined and agreed to by each member.  These include: 

    1. Commitment to attend, prepare and be on time for meetings

    2. Have discussions and disagreements focus on issues, avoiding personal criticism

    3. Take responsibility for a share of the tasks and carry them out on time
      You may need to perform tasks that you have little experience, feel ill-prepared for, or even think others would do better.  Accept the challenge, but be comfortable in stating that you may need help, training, a mentor, or have to resign and take on different task.

 That all for this week. Hope it helps you..................