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Discuss the difference between group learning and individual

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Transcript of Discuss the difference between group learning and individual

Collaborative Learning
VS.
Individual Learning

Learning Theory & Theorists
Constructivism
Active and constructive process
Brings own experience
Learn from social interactions
Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner (Lepi, 2012)
Connectivism
Digital learning
Digital networking/socialisation
Siemens (Lepi, 2012)
Benefits
Aligned with workplace practice (Isdale, 2013)
Develops independent learning strategies
Enhances learning
Learn accountability
Mitigate learner isolation (Curtin University, 2013)
Promotes critical thinking
Refines interpersonal skills
Supports learning complex cognitive tasks (Kirschner, Paas, Kirschner & Janssen, 2009)
Take on large projects
Disadvantages
Lack of focus (McMillan & Weyers, 2011)
Accountability
Different Personalities
Organisational Time (Isdale, 2013)
Conflict and Resolution
Individual Learning
An instruction method in which learners work individually at their own level and rate toward an academic goal.
Most common form of learning
Involves personal learning styles (auditory, kinaesthetic and visual)
Use of personality and learning test (Myers-Briggs Type Inventory) to determine best way to learn (McMillan & Weyers, 2011)
Learning Theory & Theorists
Humanism
Freedom, dignity and potential
Personalised learning
Develop self-actualised learners
Maslow and Rogers (Learning Theories, 2013a)
Cognitivism
Learner is like a computer
Thinking, memory, knowing and problem solving
Actions are consequence of thinking
Koftka (Lepi, 2012), Briggs, Wager (Learning Theories, 2013b)
Benefits
Able to work at own pace (within confines of course) (McMillan & Weyers, 2011)
Study in a place that is comfortable
Match learning to personal style
Able to focus in quiet/noisy study
Less Stressful
Organisational Time
Personalised education (Adams, 2013)
Higher and better results (Adams, 2013)
Disadvantages
Can require more work
Unsupportive social environment
Organisational time
Data collection, professional development, equipment and software (Adams, 2013)
Clear expectations
The Winner...
IT'S A TIE!!!
Collaborative Learning
Grouping or paring of students to achieve a common goal (Gokhale, 1995)
Learning is a naturally social act (Curtin University, 2013)
"Collaborating in groups...helps prepare us for the world of work and life. In addition, it can be an invaluable learning tool, as others in the group can provide ideas and support" (Fleming, Lehman, McLeod, Orr & Williams, 2013).
There is no right or wrong answer
It is up to the learner
Try all styles before making decisions
By Kelly Morgan
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* For References please see evaluation document
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