Better teaching: Collaborative Learning

You may not know much about it now, but you will come the rollout for the new Junior Cert
Science Education Now: a publication from an Expert Group of the European Commission Link

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Recommendation 2:
Improvements in science education should be brought about through new forms of pedagogy: the introduction of inquiry-based approaches in schools, actions for teachers training to IBSE, and the development of teachers’ networks should be actively promoted and supported.

What are the advantages of collaborative learning? Short YouTube video 1 min
Why floundering is better than direct instruction The key is to choose problems "that are challenging but not frustrating". From Annie MurphyPaul
Collaborative Problem Solving, here we come! From Donal O'Mahony.
How do you grade group or team work? Let the students decide.
Cool idea from
Group work for the good: unpacking the research behind one popular classroom strategy Link pdf from by Tom Bennett, author of Teacherproof