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Title: Cooperative Learning and Cooperative Working Developing a Learning Culture

Cooperative Learning and Cooperative
WorkingDeveloping a Learning Culture
Developing a Learning Culture
  • The aim of the book is to consider
  • The business case for learning
  • The importance of a cooperative
    (collaborative) working culture
  • Case studies giving evidence for (1) and (2)
  • A transferable practical method for teachers,
    trainers and managers

  • Marks and Spencer
  • 1980s Britains best loved and best managed
    clothes retailer
  • Rock solid reputation for high quality and
  • Intense customer loyalty
  • 1988 new chief executive (ce), also chairman
    from 1991
  • Key strategy was controlling costs
  • Branch managers concerned about low staffing
  • 1997/9 profits exceeded 1 billion biggest
    retailer in Europe
  • Hands-on ce influenced every aspect of the
  • Branch managers concerned about HO policy
  • Many directors reluctant to criticise the ce to
    his face
  • Senior managers did not feedback branch managers
  • Nov. 1998 23 drop in profits
  • Internal boardroom feuding
  • 1999 ce leaves
  • Key senior staff continued to leave
  • They are certainly not listening to staff who
    are very unhappy. (Store manager)
  • Talk of store closures, job losses, and takeover
  • Anderton Park Primary School
  • 1984 school buildings condemned as dirty and
    smelly by inspectors
  • 1989 new head teacher (ht)
  • Obtained funding from European Union, etc..
  • English a second language for most pupils
    bilingual needed
  • Ht recruited 13 teaching assistants from the
    local community
  • Ht initiated degree course to give mothers an
    opportunity to become bilingual teachers
  • A wide range of facilities include
  • Mother and toddler group. Pre-school
    play-group. Nursery school. Infants and junior.
    Crèche facilities. Degree course
  • An intricate network of people run the school
  • School caretaker manages a budget of 15,000.
    He is one of the best. We appreciate what he
    can do and let him get on with it. (ht)
  • Inspector comments
  • Well-disciplined children. No ill behaviour.
    Very much part of the community. Interplay
    between all the categories of people involved in
    the school. Everybody enjoyed the school.
  • We quote regularly we all have to work
    together and look after one another. (ht)
  • Source .Degrees of schooling, The Guardian,
    Jan.4, 2000.
  • A True Community School, The Birmingham Post,

How to Avoid Wasteful Training
  • Cooperative
  • Culture
  • Continuous cost-free workplace learning
  • Cost-effective training
  • Hierarchical
  • Culture
  • Little to no workplace learning
  • Wasteful training
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