Cohort (educational group)
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A cohort is a group of students who work through a curriculum together to achieve the same academic degree together. Cohortians are the individual members of such a group. In a cohort, there is an expectation of richness to the learning process due to the multiple perspectives offered by the students.
A cohort model features a delivery structure that is driven by the expectations, experiences, and beliefs of the cohort's participants. It is usually implemented based on an applicable theory such as the structuration framework. Cohort groups can be organized in such a way that groups of students take a number of similar programs each semester and this organization can change when the term ends so that students can interact with more students.
Cohort can be distinguished from groups of students through the following aspects:
- cohorts allow school administrators to enroll students en masse while groups only concern teacher management within the class;
- cohorts are bigger than groups; and,
- a cohort involves a set of students within a system-wide course.
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