Collaborative Learning in the Classrooms

“Collaborative Learning” is an umbrella term for a variety of educational approaches involving joint intellectual effort by students, or students and teachers together.  Usually, students are working in groups of two or more, mutually searching for understanding, solutions, or meanings, … Continue reading Collaborative Learning in the Classrooms

From Happy Learning to Effective Learning – Classroom Management Techniques for the 21st Century

Mark enters the classroom for another day of lectures looking forward to learning something new. If the lectures are boring, he can always choose to connect with his friends in class or get on social media and update himself. Mark … Continue reading From Happy Learning to Effective Learning – Classroom Management Techniques for the 21st Century

Collaboration – An Essential 21st Century Skills

The four global forces – demographics, resource demand, globalisation and climate change, entwined with the fifth force, technology, will shape the future (Smith, 2010). Hedely Beare’s (2001) ‘I am the future’s child’ questions the design of pedagogy, curriculum and assessment in schools to equip … Continue reading Collaboration – An Essential 21st Century Skills

Key Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Opening Doors for All Learners

Introduction Individual differences in learning behaviour have been widely researched over the last four decades or so, yet there is still much that is not known about how individuals manage learning within and across different contexts. The concept of individuals … Continue reading Key Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Opening Doors for All Learners