Lehmann said: "Schools need to be collaborative and playful." Absolutely. If kids don't experience joy going to school then teachers are in great trouble.
Lehmann's perception relates to Larry Irons vision of social learning. Irons wrote a interesting post saying that social learning is collaborative and it's linked to the large-scale changes facing organizations as they struggle to manage how people share and use knowledge.
Citing Harold Harche, Larry agrees with him to the fact that learning is relevant because school work is almost never done by one single person. School work requires collaboration of a variety of people. Is customary to blame the teachers or even fire them, when something goes wrong in education, I think we are forgetting about many other members of this community.
With his wide experience as a leader of multidisciplinary teams, the author of Skillful Minds writes that collaboration isn’t just about people:
Collaboration is about people working with other people to achieve common goals and create value. Even though goal-orientation is a big part of collaborating, collaboration requires more to achieve goals effectively. It requires shared experience. Indeed, one could reasonably assert that, as members of teams discuss their own assumptions about membership in the flow of a project, they develop increasing empathy for other team members and alignment between their own needs for information supporting performance and the willingness of others to either provide it or facilitate its provision.
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