New Collaborative Activities Development Workshop for the New Curriculum. (CLP0103)

Provider: Collaborative Learning Project
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Description Workshop for teachers at all phases and for all subjects. This workshop will provide clear practical guidance for developing collaborative activities in every subject area.
Duration Half Day 1st March 2014

Collaborative Learning Project's website
Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, Mathematics / Numeracy, KS2, KS3, Arts, Business / Economics, English / Literacy, Humanities, Technology, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, CPD Leader, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Other support staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Cross-curricular Themes, Global dimension, Sustainable Development, Assessment, Bilingual Support / EAL, Behaviour for Learning, Diversity, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Out of school, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science / Geology, Collaborative Learning, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Hidden category
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Improve behaviour and classroom social networking.

Develop quality dialogue between teaching staff and pupils.

A classroom environment that promotes language development.

Achieve rapid progress for EAL pupils

Provide scaffolding for exploratory talk between pupils.

Provide ideal environment for peer tutoring.

A curriculum more accessible, more visual, more tactile.

Opportunities for assessing speaking and listening and tracking EAL pupil progress.

Evidence underpinning this approach

Collaborative Learning is well evidenced. We have put together a summary of research with excerpts on:

How users/participants can evaluate success

In addtion to Assessment for Learning tools we provide a set of descriptors for tracking progress by EAL pupils. Improved oracy assessment tools are in development.

Follow-up activities and support

We provide a dedicated follow-up web page. The project is a teacher network and provides an increasing number of tried and tested collaborative activities at no cost on the Collaborative Learning Project website. We also work closely with other subject associations to network resources.


Saturday, 1st March at Collaborative Learning, 17, Barford Street, Islington, London N1 0QB

Presented by Judith Evans and Stuart Scott

This workshop is one which we used to run regularly and have decided to revive. We believe very strongly that when teachers plan together they are more creative. For participants unfamiliar with collaborative learning we will explain why and how collaborative learning is effective in scaffolding the development of language and thinking. We will show you ways in which collaborative classrooms can provide an ideal environment for assessment, improving teacher questioning, making difficult concepts accessible.

Please identify your topic and age range for the activities you wish to develop. If you let us know this in advance, we will seek out activities from our paper archive which is enormous. Bring any resources you need. Wifi and photocopying is available. Coffee will be  available from 9.30am and we can offer lunch at 1.00pm for those of you who do not want to dash down to the West End, but let us know (with any dietary information) when you register if you would like lunch.

If you like the idea of being creative collaboratively, you might also be interested in the Teachers as Writers groups that meet all over the UK. Go to the National Writing Project <> to find a group near you.

Our next development workshop is 3rd May so please try to come if you can’t make it to this one!

After the workshop the activities we have developed will be piloted in your classrooms, tweaked and revised and then made available on our website.


Associated Files File_icon 1stmarchposter.pdf

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