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5 Dimensions of Meaningful Learning

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Kai Xiang Yeo

on 17 September 2013

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Transcript of 5 Dimensions of Meaningful Learning

Attributes of
Collaborative Learning

Assigned Shapes

Square Parallelogram Trapezium Rhombus
Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4
blue yellow red Green
Post-it note Post-it note Post-it note Post-it note
5 Dimensions of
Meaningful Learning

Engaging Prior

Learn by



Collaborative Learning
Goal-oriented interactions
driven by quest towards
shared meaning

Group Work
Collaborative Learning
Cooperative Learning
Collaborative Learning

Cooperative Learning
Collaborative vs Cooperative
6 people running 2.4km and to complete it in 12min.

Scenario 1:
Each person run 1 round on the track in 2min. They complete the run in 12min.

Scenario 2:
All 6 people run 6 rounds on the track. They pace and motivate each other. They completed the run in 12min.
Group work
Dependent on each members effort
Each member is
on each other
Oxford Dictionary

(of two or more people or things) dependent on each other
Development of
positive interdependence
where individuals perceive they can reach goals if and only if others in the group also reach their goals
Why is CoL important for meaningful learning to take place?
Students with different levels of ZPD overlap one another’s and so they are able to observe and learn from one another during CoL and thus develops higher mental function.
Lev Vygotsky
What I can’t do

Zone of Proximal Development

What I can do with help.

What I can do best

CoL advances Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)
CoL develops Knowledge Building Skills
(21st century skills)
As CoL involves social process of negotiating and idea sharing, this will enhance the development of 21st century skills in the students:
Civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills
Critical and inventive thinking
Information and communication skills
How can CoL be supported with ICT tools?
5 mins over
5 mins

Hands-On session (Instructions)

Review your answer
There is a task to be completed in
in your assigned team.
Every team
will be assigned with
different sets of question
Each team
is allowed to use
only 1 computer
to log in your answers.
Team members are to
discuss your views as a team
, Have a
common shared understanding
on the topic, then
log in the agreed answers
into a given website.
5 min is up
, let’s
and learn what has been
by all 4 teams.
Task Question
State 6 properties or characteristics of the shape assigned to your team.
Shared Knowledge Among
Teachers & Students
Shared Authority Among
Teachers & Students
Teachers as Mediators
Heterogeneous groupings of students
Blind Men and the Elephant http://www.niurkainc.com/the-parable-of-the-blind-men-and-the-elephant/
Image of Lev Vygotsky http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lev_Vygotsky.jpg
Image of shared knowledge http://bsix12.com/knowledge-sharing/
Image of shared authority http://beta.dawn.com/news/719649/the-shared-authority-to-appoint
Image of teachers as mediator http://goodfaithmediations.com/
Image of Heterogeneous groupings http://steiner7110espring12.wikispaces.com/Homogeneous+V+Heterogeneous+Grouping
Image of dialogue http://boulderjewishnews.org/2012/3rd-community-dialogue-on-israeli-palestinian-conflict/
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