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Shifting to Online Learning Through Faculty Collaborative Support
A type of group used in cooperative/collaborative learning which can form the basic start for other forms of small group formation. While in other types of cooperative groups members change over time, base group member stay the same.
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Collaboration for Social Justice and Faculty Development Through Online Course Design
Margaret R. Olson (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), Joanne Tompkins (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), Greg R. L. Hadley (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), Fran Hurley (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), Janean Marshall (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), Judy Connor (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), Laura-Lee Kearns (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), and Robert Upshaw (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6944-3.ch007
In this chapter, eight Canadian teacher-educators describe how they collaboratively transformed a face-to-face Master of Education course focused on education for social justice into an online summer course. Each of the eight instructors wrote a short narrative of their experience, and these were woven together to show examples of how this collaborative endeavor worked. Themes emerging from their writing included support through team meetings, faculty development and mentorship through shared resources, support through individuals' diversity of experience, support through building community, transitioning from face-to-face to online learning, and the importance of support from a pedagogically-informed technological support team. Reasons why this collaboration worked are discussed in the conclusion.
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Cooperative Learning and Student Mentors in a Hybrid Teacher Preparation Program
Groups in which students are together over a long period of time (e.g., a semester, a year, multiple years) so that students get to know each other deeply in order to give each other academic and personal support.
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