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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 (, 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.

List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
24/10/16 13:00
End date
01/12/24 00:59
Module 1: What is collaborative learning? Start date
24/10/16 13:00
End date
01/12/24 00:59
Module 2: How can you design collaborative learning in the classroom? Start date
31/10/16 15:00
End date
01/12/24 00:59
Module 3: How can you assess collaborative learning? Start date
07/11/16 13:00
End date
01/12/24 00:59
Module 4: How can teacher collaboration facilitate collaborative learning? Start date
14/11/16 13:00
End date
01/12/24 00:59
To enrol in this course, you first have to register as a user on the European Schoolnet Academy platform. To register, please click the button below.

Start date

24 October 2016


The course will start on the 24th of October and will last for 5 weeks.

Target audience

The course is targeted at primary and secondary student teachers, school teachers and teacher trainers from Europe and beyond. Head teachers and other stakeholders may also benefit from the course however, and so all interested are welcome to join.


You will receive digital module badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course. All badges can be exported to the Mozilla Badge Backpack.