Why is Collaboration important in education today?
The course is an interesting one about the importance of Collaboration in Teaching and Learning.
We also have social interaction online thanks to Twitter- educators in the 21st century can rely on such a network of thinkers, educators and people who love teaching:
Tweet riguardo #Colab_eu
The course is followed by over 1,200 participants and we are guided into discussing ideas and sharing interesting tools or projects which have been carried out by teachers in their schools.
Thanks to the internet we can learn more from the others and see what they have done: I have particularly liked some videos about collaboration and projects which have been done by some Italian teachers who described the reasons why they chose collaboration in their activities. Collaboration is required by teachers and learners and it is important for achieving the aims .
The approach in the course is based on presenting videos, reflecting, thinking about our experiences and sharing ideas by using social networks and padlet.
Here you can see some of the videos where the teachers discussed what they had done:
Collaborative Learning in a flexible classroom
Collaborative Learning and PBL
Online we can find a lot of tools and this is the reason why PBL and collaboration can be enhanced by using modern technology.
I really appreciated watching the videos about young students and older ones working together and learning together, but what they did was successful as they also used modern technology. They were more engaged too.
Here is a list of tools which can be used to better our learning activities: most of them are popular among Italian teachers too. We only need to rely on better internet connections and train our learners to work by using such tools.
What activities have we done? This padlet presents what some teachers have done. Some of them have developed great tasks!
Meanwhile I have done my first module about the introduction to Collaborative Teaching and Learning and I am looking forward to week 2.