Information security is an important yet challenging area
of education. Much of the difficulty lies in the complexity of security
schemes and the often perceived disjoint between theory and practice.
This paper investigates the topic of adopting cooperative learning for
teaching secret sharing concepts and schemes. The aim of this is to motivate
and cultivate an interest in students to learn more about the topic.
By designing hands-on cooperative learning activities, the goal is help
students appreciate the connection between theory and practice, and
to be able to help and encourage each other in their understanding of
the area. In this paper, we analyze the suitability of this group-based
learning approach in relation to addressing the five essential elements of