There are 5 Elements to an Agile Classroom. This post will describe the third element, Collaboration. Collaboration is the process in which learners work together in achieving their goals. Collaboration can be viewed as
of scaffolding in itself, as learners support one another towards deeper knowledge. As learning challenges grow more complex, the more diverse and collaborative the interactions of learners need to be in order to solve them. type
The Collaboration Dial
An Agile Classroom
four degrees of collaboration. Like a dial, you can adjust these levels of collaboration based on the challenge, capacity, and goals of your classroom. uses
DEGREES OF COLLABORATION
• Learning Goals: Individual responsibility and accountability
• Learning Activities: Individual responsibility and accountability
• Grouping: None
• Duration: a few minutes
• Interaction: Inform others
• Goals: Individual responsibility and accountability
• Tasks: Individual responsibility and accountability
• Grouping: Informal/Ad-hoc. Usually Pairs/Triads
• Duration: a few minutes to entire class period.
• Interaction: Inform others with light consultation
• Goal: Group responsibility, individual accountability
• Tasks: Individual responsibility and accountability.
• Groups: Formal group; usually 4-5 members.
• Interaction: Inform and consult one another
• Goal: Whole group responsibility and accountability
• Tasks: Whole group and accountability
• Groups: Base teams; usually 4-5 members
• Duration: Permanent; throughout the course
• Interaction: Shared ownership, highly supportive
Turning the Collaboration Dial of Deeper LearningTo help you choose the dial in the appropriate level of collaboration for learning, we can map these levels to Webb's Depth of Knowledge. The deeper you go, the more important collaboration becomes.
|Thanks to John Walkup, PhD at the Standarsco.com for his research in this area.|