Cooperative Learning : Skills & Mastery

Provider: Werdelin Education
£900.00 (no VAT on this item) Price covers up to 20 staff.

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Description Measurable results across all subject through Ofsted-grade student-centred learning
Duration 6 hours

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, Mathematics / Numeracy, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Arts, Computing / ICT, English / Literacy, Languages, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Facilities, Assessment, Behaviour for Learning, Inclusion, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, After-school meetings, Demonstration lesson, Speech / Seminar, Collaborative Learning, Meta-cognition and Self-regulation, School closure day, Use of Pupil Premium, PSHE, There are approaches to support pupils working together, Tasks are designed carefully so that working together is effective and efficient, There are opportunities to make use of competition between groups to support pupils in working together more effectively within their group, Provides approaches that encourage lower achieving pupils to talk and articulate their thinking in collaborative tasks , Provides teaching approaches which encourage learners to plan, monitor and evaluate their learning with careful implementation, Provides teaching approaches which encourage pupil engagement in planning and best approaches to tasks, Evaluation of process , Help schools find best way to spend Pupil Premium , Ofsted, Raising Aspirations/Expectations
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

This course presents a number of engaging team and pair work CLIPs (Cooperative Learning Interaction Patterns) which facilitate understanding, retention of rules and facts and correct application of rote procedures, including SPaG for primary schools.

The EEF toolkit clocks estimated costs for getting collaborative approaches into a class of 25 pupils at about £500 or £20 per pupil per year. this course is documented as doing the same for schools with about 200 pupils on roll, at a one-off charge of about £4.5 per pupil.

By the end of the full 6 hour course participating teachers will be able to support their teaching with a number of engaging group and pair work interaction patterns to:

  • activate schemata in relation to topics and tasks
  • use CL to discover solutions
  • monitor learning and thinking processes to provide relevant on-the-fly teacher response
  • Facilitate:
  1. effective task work in pairs and teams
  2. creative writing, skim, scan and intensive reading, in English and foreign languages
  3. Higher Level Thinking Skills; enhancement and rote learning integration
  4. homework checking
  5. cross-class knowledge sharing
  6. retention of  rules and facts
  7. memorising and training of correct application of rote procedures e.g. mathematical formula, how to use a foreign language dictionary or steps in conducting scientific experiments. 
Evidence underpinning this approach

From the EEF Toolkit:

"Evidence about the benefits of collaborative learning has been found consistently for over 40 years and a number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of research studies have been completed. In addition to direct evidence from research into collaborative learning approaches, there is also indirect evidence where collaboration has been shown to increase the effectiveness of other approaches such as mastery learning or digital technology. It appears to work well for all ages if activities are suitably structured for learners’ capabilities and positive evidence has been found across the curriculum."


How users/participants can evaluate success

For full references and effect sizes, please click here.

Follow-up activities and support

Recommended add-ons:

Lesson plan integration: Using Cooperative Learning, participants will reflect on ways to practically integrate the course content into their individual subjects and classes, for instant implementation the following day. £150 per hour for up to 20 participating teachers.

Coaching: Tailored to your needs, a follow up coaching session may include lesson observation, feedback on planning and delivery, model lesson delivery, fine tuning of individual teachers or focus on specific subjects, topics or events in your school, such as using Cooperative Learning to stage events which involve the wider community around your institution. £75 per hour.

The CL Primer course  is an excellent supplement to the Skills & Mastery course.



Basic course total time: 6 hours.

Delivery: 2 x 3 or 3 x 2 hour twilights at a venue of your choice.

Key stage: All, including tertiary education. Content examples are tailored to your needs.


This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.