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Cooperative Learning

Cooperative learning aims to create a school environment where all learners have the opportunity to work together, make responsible decisions, solve problems creatively, listen attentively, express appreciation and celebrate achievement. Through the use of Kagan Structures and philosophies, cooperative learning at Sacred Heart aims to develop the social and academic skills of the learners. The structures are content free and embedded in the curriculum.

Learning Benefits

Co-operative learning enhances teaching/learning at Sacred Heart, as it allows students to:

  • Work independently accepting responsibility for their own learning.
  • Discuss, negotiate, resolve conflict and respect each others opinion and self worth.
  • Contribute to group tasks according to their own skills and abilities.
  • Students learn from each other by hearing and seeing the way in which their peers complete a given task
  • Refine time management skills and problem solving tactics.
  • Build a positive and supportive climate in their classroom.
  • Respect each other’s contributions and efforts and develop a tolerance of individual differences.
  • Build self esteem.
 
   
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