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Collaborative learning strategies for teaching reading

By Dr George Jacobs

19 June 2015 (Fri)

Course Fee: $45.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $2.38

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When children learn with each other, they acquire many potential cognitive, social and emotional benefits. Unfortunately, too many students lack the skills and attitudes needed for useful peer interaction. Fortunately, school provides an excellent venue for students to acquire and practice collaborative skills and attitudes. This workshop explains collaborative learning principles and strategies in the context of reading instruction.


1.            Understand collaborative learning principles

2.            Consider how collaborative learning might facilitate reading instruction

3.            Enjoy the sample use of collaborative learning techniques in the teaching of reading

4.            Make plans for using collaborative learning in your own teaching of reading.



1.            What Is Collaborative Learning – 8 Collaborative Learning Principles

2.            Why Use Collaborative Learning

3.            Classroom Management for Collaborative Learning

4.            Collaborative Learning Strategies for Teaching Reading

5.            Obstacles Faced in Using Collaborative Learning

About the Trainer: Dr George Jacobs

Dr George Jacobs

Dr George Jacobs has taught collaborative learning to a wide variety of teachers in Singapore, from teachers of lower primary students to teachers of adults. Furthermore, he has written many articles and books on collaborative learning, reading and related topics. George serves on the boards of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education and the Extensive Reading Foundation. Currently, he teaches at James Cook University, as well as helping the Book Council.

Registration Details

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 10 – 25 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.