5 years ago, in an increasingly competitive school environment, I read about Cooperative Learning. It was the first time I’d read about the power of children learning cooperatively. The effect size was significant. I was interested.
And I have. At Norwich Primary Academy, we have adopted Cooperative Learning (CL) across the school. It is exactly what we need; the children are making accelerated progress and at the same time developing their social working skills.
We have found an outstanding guide. Jakob Werdelin is a Danish educator with years of experience using CL in the classroom.
Cooperative Learning is also the tool I need to teach students how to read scientific texts. I am excited to be cooperating with Jakob to develop three CL based scientific reading lessons: reading deeply; wider reading and read the question.
We will post our progress at cooperatebeliterate.org.