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Workshop #5

The challenges of creating a culturally sensitive cooperative learning classroom : an experiential workshop


SPEAKER

Yael Sharan
 

KEY WORDS

  • Cooperative learning
  • Cultural diversity
  • Students’ challenges
  • Teachers’ challenges

DURATION

  • 3 hours

GROUP SIZE

  • No restrictions

TYPE OF ACTIVITY

  • Individual and small group discussions and planning

OVERVIEW  

Overview    Implementing CL in the intercultural classroom calls for teachers to:
  • consider a full understanding of the rationale and purpose of cooperative learning
  • carefully weigh their choice of methods and procedures
  • consider how best to bridge between CL and students' attitudes and expectations
  • consider how best to bridge between CL and teachers' attitudes and expectations .

OBJECTIVES

Understanding how and when to apply CL to the intercultural classroom

PROGRAMM

In this workshop participants will (1) explore the elements they value as essential for qualitative understanding of cooperative learning; (2) discuss the challenges of CL in a culturally sensitive classroom and suggest ways of implementation.

PREREQUISITES

Participants should have some experience with CL