The Innovative Learning Environments Research Study explores the extent that innovative learning environments contribute to improved cognitive, affective, and social learning outcomes for students.
This highly recommended text by Chris Watkins, Eileen Carnell, and Caroline Lodge is freely available online. Note chapter 7: Collaborative Learning and Chapter 9: Learning to Learn).
In this article Chris Watkins takes a closer look at collaboration between pupils; why do they enjoy it and how does it work?
In this video notice the vocabulary the students use and the way they use it. Consider what the school has put in place over time to establish and sustain this practice so students acquire a life long skill related to how to learn.
Stonefields School leaders discuss learning strategies that help students solve problems they don’t know the answer to.
This video provides a sense of the school’s vision for teaching and learning through teacher, student, and leader reflections.
A short YouTube clip that talks about the need to change.
The video features US educator Wesley Fryer, in a podcast in which he differentiates between 'enthral' and 'engage'.
In this video Michael Fullan describes some of the principles of what he calls the "new pedagogies", and challenges us to consider how technology can accelerate the quality of learning.
Educators from secondary schools around Canterbury share their approach to collaborative teaching and learning.