To make online learning meaningful, law school teachers are relying on the age-old technique of cooperative teaching where two or more of them work together to deliver a subject and leading to collaboration among students too.
Abhinav Mehrotra, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Biswanath Gupta, Associate Professor, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
With the onset of the pandemic in 2020, life changed globally. The emergence of coronavirus shook the world and led to global upheaval. All aspects of life were affected, including education. Law universities that were a place for teachers to come together and discuss ideas and communicate them to students suddenly had to make changes to adapt to the pandemic.
Thus came the need to change mindsets for improving the quality of education and achieving learning goals. As a result, online education was adopted to mitigate the challenges.
In practice, to make online learning meaningful, law school teachers relied on the age-old technique of cooperative teaching. Here, two or more teachers plan together to deliver on a subject assigned to them. Traditionally, most teaching processes are still dominated by teachers. As a result, more emphasis is laid on teaching and not on learning.
To shift the focus, collaboration between students is required. Generally, collaboration has been defined as a pervasive, long-term relationship in which participants recognise common goals and objectives, share more tasks and participate in extensive planning and implementation.
It creates a bond of belonging to a learning community. Collaborative learning is when two or more students come together to understand a common learning concept and complete a common task. They use each other’s skills, understanding of subjects and resources to fulfil the task. They all have joint responsibilities for success and failure.
Published in: India Legal
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