Panitz, Ted - COLLABORATIVE VERSUS COOPERATIVE LEARNING-A COMPARISON OF THE TWO CONCEPTS WHICH WILL HELP U.S. UNDERSTAND THE UNDERLYING NATURE OF INTERACTIVE Learning
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This article talks about the reflection on the genesis of the paradigms of collaboration and cooperation. For the author, both are viewed as constructivist approaches, where students discover, build and transform knowledge. Students can build their own knowledge through a learning where the student participates, not limited only to receive information from the teacher.
Collaboration is a philosophy of interaction and personal lifestyle, where individuals are responsible for their actions, including learning and respect the knowledge and contributions of their peers;
Cooperation is a structure of interaction designed to facilitate the achievement of a final product or specific goal through people working together in groups.