Educational Practice

Cooperation and participation in schools

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a recent PhD researcher found higher levels of engagement in cooperative schools compared to more hierarchical institutions. The most interesting point from this article to me is the mention of organisational learning. The students at these schools are learning how to interact within a group structure, and are not learning as isolated individuals. In this way their education mimics a human process, rather than the hierarchical and mechanical process that is all the more common. It stands to reason that when learning in this way there is greater enthusiasm for learning.


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