Co-operative learning as a humanistic approach to the educational process

Petrovska, Sonja (2012) Co-operative learning as a humanistic approach to the educational process. Воспитание - Списание за образовна теорија и практика, 8 (12).

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Humanism as a paradigm appears in the sixties of the last century. Human freedom, dignity and potential are set as its basis. The central assumption of humanism is that people act intentionally and value related (Huitt, 2001). Education with humanistic dimension as its primary targets sets self-actualization and autonomy of those who learn, respect their interests and needs and encourages internal motivation. The values of humanism can be implemented into the curricula, the methods, the techniques, learning and teaching strategies, and finally into the teaching style. Co-operative learning as a strategy for learning and teaching takes into consideration the cognitive and affective aspects of learning, emphasizes the students’ activation, promotes collaboration and support, and at the same time gives the opportunity to create a balance between individual and collective feelings of success/failure. For these reasons, we believe it is important to study the possibilities offered by co-operative learning for the humanization of the educational process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: humanistic education, cooperative learning and teaching, principles, values
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Sonja Petrovska
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 09:05
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 09:05

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