Cooperative learning and collaborations
At Morang South Primary School, many opportunities, both formally and informally, are given to students to work cooperatively with each other. Working with other students not only makes the activity more engaging, it encourages teamwork and assists with tackling more difficult tasks, where students can learn from each other. Whether it be students being grouped to share ideas on a topic or discuss a book, or a more structured collaborative project where students are assigned roles and work together to achieve a common result, cooperative learning and student collaboration is a teaching strategy used to develop each student’s interpersonal skills of leadership, trust-building, decision making, communication and conflict management.
Providing for the different interests, paces of learning, abilities and needs of students is a priority at Morang South Primary School. In our classrooms and across the school you will see different groupings of students for a variety of purposes. Whether it is grouping students needing instruction on a similar concept or understanding, grouping students with similar interests in our Curiosity Program, bringing students of different abilities together to co-learn and challenge each other, or grouping students across year-levels to develop communicative skills and build relationships, we believe in working to provide programs which meet students individual needs.