Collaboration over Competition — teflgeek

For years, our education system has been promoting the idea of healthy competition among students to enhance their performance. But, the problem is that over the last decade or so, the competition has become cut-throat, putting students under a lot of undue stress. Maybe, it is time for collaborative learning to take over our classrooms. Is it time to ditch unhealthy competition and explore collaborative learning techniques?

Read this wonderful blog on collaboration vs competition:

I have been thinking about trying to shift the focus of my classes a bit recently. Reflecting, in part on the last year and on one of my groups in particular, I feel as though I would prefer my lessons to be more focused on collaboration going forwards. Not perhaps to remove competitive activities entirely, […]

via Collaboration, not competition? British Council Voices Article — teflgeek

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