Develop Collaboration Skills: I design and facilitate learning experiences that foster students’ collaboration skills.

Authentic Learning Strategy:

Helping Learners Teach Each Other

NOTE: This strategy is part of the self-paced Spark Collaboration Course

Leverage cooperative learning strategies in which learners teach each other something. In these learning experiences, each learner has a unique piece of information that they share with a group. This helps teach collaboration skills, especially active listening and asking questions.

Bright Spots

Gain inspiration from authentic examples of this strategy shared by teachers who have used them with their learners.

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Jigsaw Method

Students in the jigsaw method share their thinking with others focused on a specific topic or based on a specific source they reviewed. Then, groups mix up with a representative from each expert group sharing their thinking in a collaborative group, so all learners walk away with a shared understanding of all of the topics.


Inspired? Use the resources below to bring this learner-centered strategy to your learning community.

📖 📺Round Robin 

📖 🎧 Jigsaw

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