What is collaborative learning?

What is it? A collaborative (or cooperative) learning approach involves pupils working together on activities or learning tasks in a group small enough to ensure that everyone participates. Pupils in the group may work on separate tasks contributing to a common overall outcome, or work together on a shared task.

What is an example of collaborative learning?


Students turn to a partner (or small groups) and share their responses. Take this a step further by asking students to find someone who arrived at an answer different from their own and convince their partner to change their mind.

What is the benefit of collaborative learning?

The benefits of collaborative learning include: Development of higher-level thinking, oral communication, self-management, and leadership skills. Promotion of student-faculty interaction. Increase in student retention, self-esteem, and responsibility.

Who started new college?

New College was founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham (1324-1404), bishop of Winchester, as ‘the college of St Mary of Winchester in Oxford’, and it was the largest college in Oxford at that time.

Is New College a sixth form?

We are one of the largest Sixth Form Centres in County Durham with a reputation for success. We offer a wide choice of subjects, expert teaching, individual support and help to progress to university or employment.

How many students are at Doncaster college?

We are one of the largest Sixth Form Centres in County Durham with a reputation for success. We offer a wide choice of subjects, expert teaching, individual support and help to progress to university or employment.

What are the 5 types of collaborative teaching?

What are the 5 strategies for collaborative learning?

What are the disadvantages of collaborative learning?

What are the challenges of collaborative learning?

The main challenge faced in cooperative and collaborative learning is group conflict. Students need to learn to work together. It is not always something that comes naturally. You can teach skills like praising others, taking turns for equal participation, and shared decision making.


  1. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/education-evidence/teaching-learning-toolkit/collaborative-learning-approaches
  2. https://ncdoncaster.ac.uk/2017/10/25/new-college-doncaster-sees-record-breaking-enrolment-in-its-first-term/
  3. https://teaching.cornell.edu/resource/examples-collaborative-learning-or-group-work-activities
  4. https://teaching.cornell.edu/teaching-resources/active-collaborative-learning/collaborative-learning
  5. https://www.new.ox.ac.uk/history-new-college
  6. https://www.newcollegedurham.ac.uk/courses/a-levels
  7. https://www.anderson5.net/cms/lib/SC01001931/Centricity/Domain/3345/Co-Teaching%20Models.pdf
  8. https://gsehd.gwu.edu/articles/10-strategies-build-student-collaboration-classroom
  9. http://archive.wceruw.org/cl1/cl/story/middlecc/TSCMD.htm
  10. https://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/coopcollab/explor_sub2.html

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