In this workshop participants using work by Pierre Dillenbourg and Daniel Schneider TECFA (unit of Educational Technology, School of Psychology and Education Sciences University of Geneva, Switzerland) will examine the cognitive effects that occur when working in collaborative settings. Participants will engage in a discussion as to how different technologies, approaches to teaching, and classroom climates can foster or hinder these cognitive effects.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Illustrate the benefit of collaborative Learning environment.
- Examine the cognitive effects that occur when working in collaborative environment.
- Use several collaborative learning strategies as models such as Think-Pair-Share, Jig Saws, Critical Incidents,
- Developing Shared Analogies, Role Playing – Role Taking, Group graphic organisers, Paraphrasing & Making Referrals.
- Design and demonstrate their own collaborative learning strategies.
Glen O’Grady is the Director for the Centre for Higher Education, Learning and Teaching (CHELT) at the Australian National University. His passion is educators who can make a difference in the lives of students. Glen’s research is on learning, assessment and approaches to teaching that foster deep learning – in particular Problem-based Learning. Glen has run professional development programs both in Higher and Vocational Education in a wide array of countries. He serves on the executive of a number of national and international education associations including The Pan American PBL Association and The Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development.
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