Working Together, Achieving Together
Collaboration skills are increasingly recognized as being of fundamental importance in the 21st century curriculum, both as a means of achieving curricular goals and as a core educational objective. Collaborative, small-group learning encourages project-based activities where students interact and collaborate, sharing knowledge and working towards a common goal together. A focus on collaborative learning changes the roles of students and teachers and leads to exciting opportunities for impactful interactions and confidence-building teamwork.
“Education today is much more about ways of thinking which involve creative and critical approaches to problem solving and decision making. It is also about ways of working, including communication and collaboration, as well as the tools they require. . .”—Andreas Schleicher, Organisation for Economic and Community Development
How Can Promethean Help?
Promethean’s interactive table, multi-touch interactive whiteboards, software and learner response systems are designed to encourage collaboration, empowering every student to participate and benefit from engaging learning opportunities.
Divide the classroom into groups based on level of comprehension and learning styles and use the interactive table or interactive whiteboard as a learning center for small group instruction.
Create new and extended learning opportunities with exciting multi-touch and multi-user activities and content.
Cultivate lifelong skills
Challenge students to understand different perspectives and develop communication skills. Through critical and creative thinking and open conversation, students are offered opportunities to develop higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills.