Studiu de specialitate – Roles of teachers and learners in co-operative learning activities

Autor: prof. Daniela Incze
Școala Gimnazială „Ioan Opriș”, Turda, jud. Cluj

In the usual teacher-centred approach to language teaching, even if the teacher uses innovative techniques, the student is only an object of the teacher`s activity. The student is being led by the teacher and is dependent on the teacher. The student speaks, reads or writes, and may be involved in different kinds of activities, but it is the teacher who takes the initiative. The teacher is more active than the student.
In order to use co-operative learning techniques successfully, a radical change in the relationship between teacher and student is needed.
A classroom, where learning takes place, must be a pleasant environment. The activities cannot work unless there is a relaxed atmosphere. In such an environment learners become active managers of their own learning and the teacher becomes a counselor who creates an environment to promote autonomous learning. Continuarea