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CL - Cooperative Teaching & Learning Strategies

Delivering for student learning.

About the Course

As our course designer succinctly put it – this course is all about ‘The Killer Strategies to Help get the Job Done!’.

Great strategies, well understood, well-chosen and well utilised are paramount to the planning for & delivery of effective lessons daily. 

These are the strategies that have withstood the test of time! They simply get better as they are tweaked into even better practice within our classrooms. They are the teaching strategies that have been researched, confirmed by research findings and effectively applied by teachers down the years. 

It is these strategies, deployed in their full colourful spectrum that drive the work of the most successful educators in classrooms across the country today. Get to grips with the detail of each  in this practical and revealing course. They will underpin and be a central organising force for your lessons in the coming year.

From this course you will return to the classroom as a strategy expert, formidably equipped for any lesson.  

Strategies, approaches & techniques that are covered include:

Cooperative Learning, Group Discussion, Role Play, Text Book usage, Problem Solving, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, Bookends, Cocktail Party, Minute paper/Team Paper, Active Enquiry, Questioning Techniques, Jigsaw, Pair Work, Peer Tutoring, Round Robin, 3-Step Interview, Story Theatre, Learning Logs, Place of Rote, Three-Step Interview, Think/Pair/Share, Differentiation, Learning Centres, Discussion, Word Walls, Field-Trips, Guest Speaker, Think/Draw/Write, Writing Process, Station Teaching, Assessment for Learning, Brainstorming, Games Based Learning, Guided Reading, Guided Writing, Carousel Strategy, Webquest, Retelling, Scaffolding, Sketching, Story Telling………and more.



The online format of this course enables you to study at a time and place that best suits your own needs. 

Summer course access is available from July 1st to 5pm on Friday, August 23rd 2019.

Within this highly interactive web based course, a dynamic learning experience awaits, where you can interact with your fellow course participants through the in-course chat forums and communication tools provided by the CPD College learning system. 

Our friendly and knowledgeable tutors actively support each course, providing expert interaction, guidance and feedback for all participants on chat questions and assignments which call for critical reflection, self-analysis and a reasoned response. 

On successful completion of your course, you can download and print off your CPD record and certificate of completion.

We look forward to welcoming you to your course.

Learning outcomes

This course aims to:

  • Equip teachers with a fantastic collection of teaching strategies that can be effectively used as lessons require.
  • Detail all aspects of the cooperative learning strategy as it applies to teaching and learning.
  • Explore and appraise the potential for cooperative learning and related active/interactive strategies to improve the quality of the learning experience and learning outcomes when used more often and more widely.
  • Arrange cooperative learning activities that reflect various intelligences and preferred learning styles.
  • Itemise the three tier approach to differentiation and utilise it in scoping and planning content & activities.
  • Review and appraise multiple intelligences with a view to better catering to and including the learning preferences of all within group activities.
  • Equip teachers with the cooperative problem solving approach to mathematics, to include best principles and procedural steps.
  • Detail the benefits of children participating in interactive Web Quests and to how to plan, structure and use ‘Web Quests’ within a cooperative learning structure.
  • Look at, review and score one’s own ‘Teacher Practice in Literacy’ as part of the SSE process.
01 -  Cooperative learning: A host of cooperative teaching and learning strategies, tips, hints and games
02 -  Questioning: Many techniques and other strategies that a teacher might use 
03 -  Differentiated teaching and learning: Various strategies to support the teacher
04 -  Assessment for Learning: Embracing AfL as a teaching strategy and other supporting techniques
05 -  Additional strategies: A selection of several other teaching and learning strategies

'I found this to be an excellent course and I got exactly what I hoped to achieve from it. Many of the teaching methodologies suggested were new to me and when I implement them, they will make my classroom far more dynamic and interesting for the children. Through the course I have learned many new strategies for meaningful collaborative learning. I thought it was an excellent course.' - Fiachra, 2018