The Gurteen Knowledge Café as an innovative teaching strategy * Collaborative learning in a first-year Mathematics module

Abstract This study explored a learning approach based on the Gurteen Knowledge Café to encourage collaborative learning in a first-year Mathematics module. The rationale for carrying out this exploration was to empower students to become active, responsible and critical learners. The study was carried out with 32 first-year Electrical Engineering students at a South African … Continue reading The Gurteen Knowledge Café as an innovative teaching strategy * Collaborative learning in a first-year Mathematics module

Learn by talking ** It is in the act of speaking that we organize cognitively what we know

We learn when we talk. Learning is a big part of what the Café is all about and at the center of Café conversational philosophy. When we have a conversation, we not only learn from others but paradoxically we learn from ourselves. We learn from the very act of talking. In these meetings individuals exchange … Continue reading Learn by talking ** It is in the act of speaking that we organize cognitively what we know