A collaborative (or cooperative) learning approach involves students working together on activities or learning tasks in a group small enough for everyone to participate on a collective task that has been clearly assigned. In online learning opportunities, students may work on separate tasks independently that contribute to common overall outcomes, or work together on a shared task in small groups through web-based collaboration tools or synchronous live discussion. Approaches which promote talk and interaction between learners tend to result in the best gains.
What you’ll learn:
- Techniques, tasks and approaches for helping students work together remotely.
- Creating effective collaboration and problem solving between student groups.
- How to support and encourage lower achieving students in collaborative tasks during remote learning.
This webinar will be facilitated by Dr Tanya Vaughan in conversation with Matthew McLaren, Assistant Principal from Western Port Secondary College and Dr Pauline Ho from Evidence for Learning.
Webinar presentation slides – effective student collaborationUploaded: • 3.2 MB - pdf
- Teaching & Learning Toolkit: Collaborative learning
- Australian Research Summary: Collaborative learning
- Teaching & Learning Toolkit: Small group tuition
- Teaching & Learning Toolkit: Metacognition and self-regulation
- Meta-analysis of the effects of ABRACADABRA: A research reading on a small-group collaborative reading intervention
- Meta-analysis of the effects of PowerTeaching: A research reading on a whole-class collaborative maths approach