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Cooperative Development Sussex 2019


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This is is the first part of the a workshop on the use of Cooperative Development (the second part is experiential). Further information on the use of this approach can be found on the website

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Cooperative Development Sussex 2019

  1. 1. Mariam Attia Critical Reflection :Professional and Context-bound Learning Cooperative Development
  2. 2.  Understand, both intellectually and experientially, the differences and opportunities offered by the use of non- judgemental discourse  Critically engage with emerging literature in the field  Become familiar with  Be in a position to judge for themselves the potential of the approach for the growth of their own personal effectiveness and interpersonal engagement Objectives
  3. 3. Non-judgmental Communication Coaching Mentoring Cooperative Development Coaching Mentoring Cooperative Development
  4. 4. Activity A - Listening  Please sit next to someone you have not worked with before.  Think of one interesting thing you have learned in the past two days. Non-judgmental Communication
  5. 5. The approach recognises that teachers  work in diverse disciplinary and institutional cultures  are involved in various professional activities  are keen to advance their own teaching practice  would appreciate more space for reflection  are often responsible for facilitating the development of more junior colleagues Why Cooperative Development?
  6. 6. Can be applied to:  Addressing any teaching-related issues (e.g., course planning, time management, assessment, material development, inclusion, new ways of teaching, relationship with students, integrating technology into one’s practice)  Strategic planning of teaching lessons, whole modules, educational projects, or career progression  Other issues of personal or interpersonal significance -> Enhances trust and collegiality Why Cooperative Development?
  7. 7. An approach to personal and professional development (Edge, 2002) Bill Johnston (2009) – Collaborative Teacher development Carl Rogers’ Person-centered approach (e.g., 1961/2004) Whether one calls it a growth tendency, a drive toward self-actualization, or a forward-moving directional tendency, it is the mainspring of life … It is the urge which is evident in all organic and human life – to expand, extend, become autonomous, develop, mature – the tendency to express and activate all the capacities of the organism, to the extent that such activation enhances the organism or the self. (p. 35) What is Cooperative Development?
  8. 8.  An internal approach to teacher development  No single way of becoming a teacher is right for everyone  Teachers are always in a state of becoming  We learn through articulating ideas and actively pushing them forward  Teacher self-development is a social phenomenon  Development is a life-long process  One of the greatest assets to any university is a developing teacher What is Cooperative Development?
  9. 9. “Overall, Cooperative Development creates a unique kind of mediational space and a unique kind of discourse within which self-exploration and the articulation and re-articulation of ideas can emerge”. (Johnson, 2009, p.109) What is Cooperative Development?
  10. 10.  Learning through the expression of one’s ideas  A specific kind of discourse  Working for regular, agreed upon periods with a colleague  Roles: Speaker & Understander What is Cooperative Development?
  11. 11.  Non-defensive, open, proactive, knows they are resourceful and that they are the only experts on their own lives  Purpose -> explore a certain issue or area of interest  Leads to discovery and a plan of action Speaker
  12. 12.  Non-judgmental  Respect - Empathy - Sincerity  Facilitates the Speaker’s path of exploration - discovery - action, in line with the speaker’s own professional development goals  Follows a set of agreed moves Understander
  13. 13. Reflect
  14. 14. Relate
  15. 15. Focus
  16. 16. Goal Setting
  17. 17. Trail Procedure
  18. 18. Please read the example in the handout and discuss the following with your colleague:  How has the Speaker progressed from exploration to discovery?  What were the ‘moves’ that the Understander used? Example
  19. 19. Activity B – Reflecting Please listen to carefully to this story.. Why Cooperative Development?
  20. 20. Online Cooperative Development
  21. 21. .. Offering resources and a community The Website .. Offering resources and a community
  22. 22. Your Thoughts
  23. 23. Over to you!
  24. 24. Thank you Any questions?