Cooperative learning

As a team, the better.

In line with the demands of a changing and multicultural society such as the one we are living in, and within the framework of our continuous improvement plan for teaching, since the 2010/2011 academic year we have proposed to implement “Cooperative Learning” as a teaching-learning system for all our students.

Many of today’s most successful companies are based on the use of cooperative teams as the main production system; however, these companies indicate that they have to devote significant time to training their employees because the graduates they hire are deficient in their ability to work in groups. In this sense, we propose the use of this learning system because it emphasizes cooperation, team leadership and the recognition of multiple perspectives.

The term “Cooperative Learning” refers to a group of teaching procedures based on the organization of the class in small mixed and heterogeneous groups where students work together in a coordinated way to solve academic tasks and deepen their own learning.

 

Promotes the active involvement of the student in the learning process.

It facilitates higher academic achievement in the areas of mathematics, science and technology, as they no longer perceive these subjects as individualistic, impersonal and competitive.

Facilitates the development of the ability to write with clarity, since he/she writes for his/her peers and not so much for the teacher.

Reduces dropout rates. Commitment to the group and therefore to the studies is encouraged.

It enables the preparation of students as citizens, developing social competence and civic skills.

Increases student satisfaction with the learning experience and promotes more positive attitudes towards the subject matter.

It prepares students for today's world of work.

It facilitates higher academic achievement in the areas of mathematics, science and technology, as they no longer perceive these subjects as individualistic, impersonal and competitive.

Promotes the ability of groups to increase the level of learning through peer interaction.

Promotes independent and self-directed learning. Also the ability to learn autonomously throughout life.

It facilitates the development of oral communication skills, eliminating the fear of public speaking.

It allows the development of leadership skills.

Promotes the development of critical thinking skills. Self-assessment and co-assessment.