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In today’s class, we will be talking about cooperation. Enjoy the class!



Cooperation simply means working with other people to achieve a common purpose. It is the process of groups of organisms working or acting together for common, mutual, or some underlying benefit, as opposed to working in competition for selfish benefit. Many animal and plant species cooperate both with other members of their species and with members of other species.

Types of cooperation

  1. Bilateral cooperation
  2. Multilateral cooperation

Bilateral cooperation: Cooperation between one country and another aimed at fostering economic, political, or social development.

Multilateral cooperation: This cooperation is formed by a large number of countries. This is the cooperation that exists where individual and group in the community or state come together with the sole aim of fostering their economic, political, and social objective.

Attributes of cooperation

The following are the various attributes of cooperation

  1. Common goal: In cooperation, there must be a common goal to achieve, if there is no common goal then there won’t be any reason for cooperation. A common goal in the sense of having a common interest.
  2. Sharing: sharing is the ability to share or give. In cooperation, individuals must be willing to share ideas or opportunities for the same purpose of achieving a common interest.
  3. Determination: this means that all members of the group must be the focus and be determined to achieve the set goal.
  4. Dedication: Every member of the group has to dedicate their time and energy to ensure that the set goals are achieved.
  5. The consequence is negative.
  6. Lack of cooperation brings about disorderliness.
  7. They will be no progress in society.
  8. They will be no development in the society.

Benefits of cooperation

  1. They will be harmony among people.
  2. They will be meaningful togetherness.
  3. It brings about orderliness in society.
  4. They will be development and growth in society.
  5. They will be peace and absence of war.
  6. Cooperation will make a group, society, country attain its goal.
  7. Helping one another.
  8. Pulling resources together.
  9. Caring for one another.
  10. Supporting one another.
  11. Cooperation creates stability.

Consequences of non-cooperation

The opposite of non-cooperation is cooperation and it brings about good things to society. Some of the consequences of non-cooperation include:

  1. They will be conflict in society.
  2. They will be no progress in society.
  3. The consequence is negative always.
  4. They will be no development in the society.
  5. They will be war and disorderliness in society.


In our next class, we will be talking about National values – Self Reliance.  We hope you enjoyed the class.

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