In what ways, will you be able to help your students collaborate using technology?
Collaborative problem solving and decision making is a key skill in my discipline area of History where students must learn to “communicate effectively, work in teams, negotiate, develop strategies to resolve issues and plan for action” (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2015). Gilbert and Hoepper (2017, p. 91) argue that collaborative learning is imperative to creating a thinking culture through talk (or chat) and supports learning habits and dispositions beyond subject-based skills. This is where technology affords collaborative learning across multiple disciplines by enabling deeper knowledge development through social interactions. I hope to utilise collaborative learning as a core component of pedagogy in my History and English classrooms in the following ways. Continue reading