About Cooperative Development (CD)
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'Cooperative development' (CD) is a way of working with one colleague or more to develop your practice and research. Drawing on Rogerian ideas of non-judgemental understanding, Julian Edge presented a model for this way of working in 1992 in a book called 'Cooperative Development'. Since then, teachers and researchers have used CD to develop practice in numerous countries around the world. As well as working face-to-face, CD has been used in a CMC (computer mediated communication) medium (e-mail and MSN Messenger).
These pages provide a brief guide to the CD process. There is a short introduction to the values and principles that underlie this way of working. Following a description of a typical CD session, key moves are then described. The guide ends by providing a description of a CD session.