Civic Education

Cooperation and Types of Cooperation

Alfred Ajibola - Sat, 20th July, 2019 @ 13:55: PM

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Academic Questions in Civic Education

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Which of the followings is NOT a correct definition for values in Civic Education?

  • A. Value is a more personal measure of worth
  • B. Value is the esteemed quality which a person attaches to certain ideas, beliefs or principle
  • C. Value is a laid down rule and standard that influences our relationship with people
  • D. Value is the standard principle that is supported by individuals and the society they live in
  • E. None of the above
  • F. All of the above

The act of always telling the truth to others and oneself is best referred to as _____.

  • A. loyalty
  • B. discipline
  • C. faithfulness
  • D. honesty
  • E. godliness
  • F. goodness

Which of the following is NOT a consequence of dishonesty?

  • A. Loss of reputation
  • B. Imprisonment
  • C. Loss of sympathy
  • D. Loss of customers
  • E. Being disgraced
  • D. Being cursed

The cooperation seen among the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) is best classified as _____.

  • A. social cooperation
  • B. community cooperation
  • C. financial cooperation
  • D. religious cooperation
  • E. trade cooperation
  • F. idiopathic cooperation

Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning cooperation?

  • A. Division of Labor is a form of Cooperation
  • B. Cooperation is a process of coming together
  • C. Cooperation is aimed at achieving a common goal
  • D. Cooperation is a form of social interaction
  • E. Indirect Cooperation is a type of Cooperation
  •  F. None the above options

What is Cooperation?

Cooperation is one of the important values that’s needed during work. No man is an island because we cannot exist or live in isolation. Cooperation happens to be a social behavior that exists at the very beginning of life. This is true because a newly born child will always need the assistance, love and cooperation of the parent(s) or even a stranger. As a student, it is expected that you cooperate with other students and your teachers for optimum learning.

Cooperation can be defined as the process of coming together, working together and helping one another to achieve a common goal

According to A.W Green

Cooperation is the continuous and com­mon endeavor of two or more persons to perform a task or to reach a goal that is commonly cherished

According to F.E Merrill

Cooperation is a form of social interaction wherein two or more persons work together to gain a common end

There is this saying from the chairman of Microsoft and it goes thus:

Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning - Bill Gates

Read our motivational quotes for students here

Another adage states that:

A broomstick is unable to perform the job of sweeping unless it's united with other broom sticks; and together the process of sweeping can be effectively carried out.

Note: Division of labor which is seen in various industries is actually a form of cooperation. Please read on division of labor here.

Societies will find it very difficult to develop if there is little or no cooperation among its people. The lack of cooperation within a nation may result to crisis and this is indeed not good for its respective citizens.

We see cooperation all around us; for instance:

  • Footballers cooperate to win matches.
  • Leaders of different countries come together to fight crimes and diseases.
  • Parents and teachers come together enhance the moral and academic growth of their children or wards.
  • People of the same tribe come together to defend their land.
  • Landlords come together to eradicate cultism and crime within their community. Please read on the origin of cultism in Nigeria here.

Note: From the above examples of cooperation, the notable point is: “Cooperation is channeled to a common goal”. In order to successfully achieve cooperation, the rights and duties of the people must be clearly defined. You can read on Human Rights here.

 

Types of Cooperation

Cooperation can be direct or indirect depending on the type of activity carried out. 

Direct Cooperation

Cooperation is said to be direct when similar activities are carried out by a group in order to achieve a specific goal.

Examples of direct cooperation will include:

  • Students study together.
  • Group of congregation praying together for a common purpose.
  • The players of the same football team during a football match.

 

Indirect Cooperation

Cooperation is considered to be indirect when different activities are carried out in order to achieve a similar or specific goal.

Division of labor is an example of indirect cooperation since the different individuals working together specializes in their respective (different) field. For instance, within a bank, the cashier collects money from the customers, the IT personnel oversees the computers and other "IT" facility, the cleaner does her specific job and so on.

 

We have other types of cooperation that exist around us; and such cooperation will be based on the environment we find ourselves. Below are types of Cooperation based on our environment:

1. Social Cooperation

Social cooperation is usually common among social groups. Within this group, the respective individuals are expected to work together towards the common good of the group. For instance, fans of a football team will usually come together to support / cheer up their team during a football match. Whenever football fans unite and cooperate in this manner, some football analyst refer to them as the "12th man of the pitch for their specific football club".

 

2. Religious Cooperation

Religious cooperation will consist of people with the same faith and belief coming together under one head. The Christians will usually unite under one head in the person of Jesus Christ. Similarly, the Islamic faithful will also unite under one head. In some countries; for instance Nigeria, associations are formed by these religious groups. Some of these associations will include the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and the Christian Association of Nigeria. Please read on Pressure Groups here.

 

3. Financial Cooperation

Financial cooperation is quite common in the past. Here, different individuals come together to form a group where they contribute money with the aim of lending it to members of the group, one after the other. Each person may take their turn weekly or monthly depending on the agreement of the members within this group.

Groups that embark on financial cooperation are called cooperative society, thrift society or credit society.

 

4. Community Cooperation

Community cooperation is seen in our respective communities. Usually, the goal is to develop the community. If the government fails to perform its function in a community (let say building of a community health center with its necessary infrastructure), the members of such community may cooperate towards delivering such project. Other projects that may be achieved through community cooperation will include:

  • Building of community roads.
  • Erecting a community water supply.
  • Power generation for the community.
  • Empowerment of the youths within the community.
  • Creation of proper drainage system in the community.

 

5. Trade or Occupational Cooperation

Trade or occupational cooperation is said to occur when members of the same trade come together for the common goal and development of their respective trade. Trade cooperation is generally seen around us, and most often, the people comprising this group will fight for their rights if need be, even against the government. Example of trade/occupational cooperation present in Nigeria includes:

  • Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)
  • Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT)
  • National Union of Journalists (NUJ)
  • Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
  • Trade Union Congress of Nigeria
  • Importers Association of Nigeria
  • Scrap Dealer Association of Nigeria

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NOTABLE POINTS IN Civic Education

Cooperation can be defined as the process of coming together, working together and helping one another to achieve a common goal

According to A.W Green 

Cooperation is the continuous and com­mon endeavor of two or more persons to perform a task or to reach a goal that is commonly cherished

According to F.E Merrill

Cooperation is a form of social interaction wherein two or more persons work together to gain a common end.

There is this saying from the chairman of Microsoft and it goes thus:

Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning - Bill Gates

Read more on cooperation here

TYPES OF COOPERATION:

1. Direct Cooperation

2. indirect Cooperation

3. Social Cooperation

4. Religious Cooperation

5. Financial Cooperation

6. Community Cooperation

7. Occupational Cooperation

Please read on the details of the types of cooperation here

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