03 May, 2014

Pause for Thought: Cooperation

In this Pause for Thought, we'll be looking at another one of the PYP Attitudes, cooperation.

Weaver Ants by PHGCOM/Wikimedia Commons
In Year 5 we are beginning our preparations for our mini-exhibition later this month. There is a lot to do and not much tme to do it in. This will be the first time many of us have done anything like this before. All of the learners have been put into groups which generally focus on their topics of interest and wth the guidance of their mentors, they will work together asa team to both seperately and together, build their understanding and extend their learning.

That's where cooperation comes in. Cooperation means, "the action or process of working together to the same end." But it also means to do something when asked. In this mini-exhibition situation, cooperation (both meanings) will be very important. Those who do it well, will learn a great deal not only about their chosen topic, but also about themselves, and their ability to do well and to take responsibility for their learning. Cooperation is a very important ability which is often key to being successful in achieving your goals.

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