Collaborative Teaching and Learning
Being able to collaborate effectively is a valuable 21st-century skill, yet teaching about or through collaboration remains rare in schools because of a lack of understanding of what real collaboration in an educational setting means, and because existing policy conditions do not always enable it to flourish. Practitioners need a dedicated space and time to experiment and better understand what collaborative teaching and learning means in practice. This course is designed to give you that opportunity.
On this course, you will receive advice from experts and peers, as well as concrete suggestions about how to carry out collaborative teaching and learning in your classroom. You will also have access to videos of inspiring practice and other support material. Moreover, you will have the chance to belong to a Europe-wide community of like-minded practitioners, dedicated to working together to make collaborative teaching and learning a reality in the classroom.
This introductory course will help you to better understand:
What is collaborative learning?
How can I carry it out effectively in my classroom?
What tools can I use to assess collaborative learning?
How can I collaborate with fellow teachers to facilitate collaborative learning?
On the course, we will be reflecting, discussing and sharing with each other about these topics. You will find a community of like-minded professionals on the course who can support you in improving your classroom practices. We will be using a variety of online tools and social media to communicate with each other and engage in some peer review activities as part of the course.
Enrol on the course and join the discussion on our social media channels via the Facebook Group and Twitter using #Colab_eu
CO-LAB (http://colab.eun.org/), the project which this MOOC is a part of, is focused on making collaborative teaching and learning a reality in the classroom. CO-LAB is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme under the grant agreement no. 562194.