One purpose of these materials is to present some more of the thinking behind Cooperative Development (CD). More importantly, however, they provide some some tasks and activities designed to give you the chance to experience CD and to build your skills in it. The materials were originally written as part of an MA in TESOL course. I have partially adapted them, but you will find references remaining in the text that give away that background. I hope you won’t allow that to get in your way. What follows is specific neither to formal study nor to teaching. It relates to personal/professional development. Relating it to your specific interests and purposes is a task that I leave to you:
‘None but ourselves can free our minds,’ as Bob Marley so tellingly sings.