Co-Creative Learning is a strategy that engages students in taking responsibility for their own and fellow students’ learning journey. This strategy tries to combine student, teacher and area of expertise to create the best learning environment for the student. The student will use the theory they learn from the teacher and combine it to use it in the field with the expert. The three aspects that are critical in the students environment to make it a success are: motivation, inspiration and ownership.
The further a student gets in their education the more freedom they receive and the more ownership it creates on their own learning path.
There are three levels in Co-Creative Learning. Each of these levels can be achieved within a year. In figure one you can also see the different role each part plays within each level.
Different roles within the levels
In the following figure the three levels are explained by picture. You can see which path is taken and who is the one that has to work on the key points on that level.
Teacher skills required?
There will be specific skills a teacher needs to have/improve on to be able to use CCL with their students.
The teacher in particular has to be able to:
- Transfer the required skills to a certain student;
- Treat students as independent professionals;
- Design courses in which students are enabled to take charge;
- Create conditions for students to take ownership for their learning;
- Collaborate with students and act as information broker instead of presenting;
- Challenge a student to undertake steps in development and guidance.
What’s in it for me?
What does a teacher gain from CCL that other strategies can’t provide? Co-Creative learning suits the vision of personalize learning. It prepares students to be successful in their future careers. The teacher will have to put a little extra effort in at the first level of CCL but one the ball is rolling the student will pick up most of the work themselves. A teacher will also experience a lot more variety in their work, as each individual student can choose how they want to learn and specialize in what they’re interested in. Thus giving the teacher a way broader spectrum of ways to learn the same skills and learn together with each other. See the infographic below for more specified information on this.
Infographic of Co-Creative Learning
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