ISJ Internation Schools Journal Envisioning the K-Graduate Education Paradigm
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ISJ May 2020: Co-operative Learning through Group Work


Diversity is a reality in many classrooms around the world, and inclusive classroom models have become increasingly necessary to accommodate the needs of every individual and unique learner. Diversity in the classroom and the need for adaptive curricular approaches mean that “learning is successful when it is socially constructed and occurs in an active and inquiry-oriented process that engages people in social, emotional, cultural and deeply interpersonal experiences”. Exploring the idea that diversity in the classroom can foster learner development is a good starting point for these discussions. Recognizing that learners in a diverse classroom setting need various tools to learn more successfully—specifically, being able to work optimally with their peers—highlights the need for teacher facilitation, which will result in stronger interdependence among the students in the classroom