Cooperation is paramount in educators’ work because teaching alone may sometime lead to feelings and attitudes of loneliness and frustration, which can be overcome only through interacting with colleagues, exchanging ideas and sharing roles and responsibilities. Collaborative practices, such as co-planning, revisiting beliefs on teaching and learning, co-constructing knowledge and methodologies are a valid means for teachers to improve their professional skills, thus following the models of learning communities, that is groups of people, who learn together and from each other in their regular interaction.

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