Cooperative Learning Academy Cohort 10

Collaboration is identified as one of the twelve Pedagogical Principles within the new curriculum for Wales and this four-day transformational academy addresses and introduces what this looks like in practice.
  • Booking Code: Cohort 10
  • Course Providers: Karen Dammer , Stewart Graves
  • Course Dates: 13 / 05 / 2019, 14 / 05 / 2019, 15 / 05 / 2019, 01 / 07 / 2019
  • Course Time: 9:30am - 15:30pm
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Location: North Wales
Using the ‘Johnson and Johnson model’, Cooperative Learning unpicks the foundational elements needed for collaboration and dynamic learning in an accessible and engaging way that stays with teachers for the long term.


Course participants will:

  • be introduced to the authentic and copyrighted ‘Johnson and Johnson model of Cooperative Learning’ both the theory and how it translates in practice
  • become familiar with the Five Basic Elements which ensure that all group work is collaborative, powerful and active
  • explore how Cooperative Learning benefits pupils in each phase of education
  • consider both the academic and social aspects of learning through practical examples, facilitation and collaboration with colleagues
  • plan specific Cooperative Learning tasks and put them into practice when back at school
  • consider how Cooperative Learning connects directly to reducing the attainment gap and improves outcomes for children and young people
  • return for a ‘Recall Day’ to share experiences and successes, and to further deepen their understanding

Target audience

Primary and Secondary Teachers, School Leaders

Course providers
Karen Dammer
Karen Dammer started her career in education as a secondary trained Music teacher in Dundee before becoming a ‘Principal Teacher of Guidance’. She has 15 years of experience in the classroom and was introduced to Cooperative Learning in 2012, where she revolutionised her learning and teaching as a result of this training.
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Stewart Graves
Stewart Graves started his teaching career as a secondary Religious and Moral Education teacher. This led him to take a step into ‘Support for Learning’ and from there he never looked back!
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