Most of education is designed with individuals in mind. From recruitment, over course advancement to assessment, dominant academic and professional procedures are centred on an individual who finds her/his way through the process. This further stimulates individualism and weakens solidarity and collaboration within learning environments which may sometimes turn into competition grounds. Methods with this keyword conceive learning processes as collective endeavours and promote collaboration and co-learning. This includes sharing of teacher/learner roles, having group tasks, group assessment and similar, as well as introducing non-hierarchical ways of knowledge-sharing.

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