Why Collaborative 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.

What the course offers

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?

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;
  • have access to videos of inspiring practice and other support material;
  • find a community of like-minded professionals on the course who can support you in improving your classroom practices;
  • discuss, share, and reflect on these topics;
  • use a variety of online tools and social media to communicate and engage in some peer-review activities.

Would you like to know more?

 

CO-LAB (http://colab.eun.org/), the project this MOOC is 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
28/07/17 12:00
End date
09/11/17 00:59
Module 1: What is collaborative learning? Start date
25/09/17 13:00
End date
09/11/17 00:59
Module 2: How can you design collaborative learning in the classroom? Start date
02/10/17 14:00
End date
09/11/17 00:59
Module 3: How can you assess collaborative learning? Start date
09/10/17 13:00
End date
09/11/17 00:59
Module 4: How can teacher collaboration facilitate collaborative learning? Start date
16/10/17 15:00
End date
09/11/17 00:59
To enroll 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

25 September 2017

Duration

The course will start on the 25th September and will go on for 6.5 weeks - one week for each module and 2.5 weeks to carry out the final activity. The Course Introduction opens upon registration. Duration of each module is estimated at 4-5 hours.

Target audience

The course is targeted at primary and secondary teachers, teachers in initial training and teacher trainers from Europe and beyond. Heads of schools and other stakeholders, such as policy makers, may also benefit from the course as an introduction to collaborative teaching and learning (Module 1) and to collaboration at school level (Module 4). Level of the course: introductory.

Certification

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.

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