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Collaborative Learning

Collaborative Learning

Teacher and Student Responsibility Diagram

During collaborative learning, students use academic language as they work together to consolidate and apply their understanding of the content.  Students are primarily responsible for their learning while teachers observe and provide support when needed. Collaborative learning should ensure both individual and group accountability.  Teachers observe collaborative learning and use formative assessments and conferring to inform instruction, providing students with feedback on their learning.  

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Video on Collaborative Learning in the Classroom