What is “collaboration" and how can it be taught?


The recording of the webinar on collaborative learning, organised by the Future Classroom Lab in collaboration with SMART Technologies, an FCL industry partner, is now available.

Alongside science, reading and mathematics, from 2015 PISA will examine a fourth strand on "collaborative problem solving". In this context, there is an increasing need for all K-12 stakeholders to reflect on what we mean by collaborative learning and how teachers can best introduce and support this as part of their normal classroom practice.

During the ‘What is "collaboration" and how can it be taught?'  webinar SMART Technology revealed how collaboration has been taking place between UK primary and Canadian secondary level students in the One Million Lights project via an international workspace that uses the company's innovative SMART amp technology.

Interesting results from two in-depth studies on collaboration in schools in the UK and Germany were shared by Professor Don Passey from Lancaster University in the UK.  Jörgen Holmberg, a teacher from Sipoo, Finland talked about Global Collaboration Project: SMARTee, that involves six classes in five countries (Sweden, Finland, Germany, South Africa and the USA) using SMART amp.

Full list of presenters:
Neil Gaydon, President and CEO, SMART Technologies
Peter Claxton, Senior Manager, Education Solutions, SMART Technologies
Ainhoa Marcos, Global Advocacy Manager, SMART Technologies
Professor Don Passey, Lancaster University, UK
Jörgen Holmberg, Sipoo, Finland

For more details and interesting insights, please see the full webinar recording below: