Please find links below to the full series of articles explaining how Cooperative Learning will make the seven recommendations in the EEF Making best use of Teaching Assistants Guidance Report a lived reality in your school, simply and cost-efficiently.
The key message of this series is that the shared language and simple and consistent framework that Cooperative Learning provides ensures a flexible, yet homogeneous, toolkit and ethos throughout your school, from the headteacher to the to teachers – and, most importantly teaching assistants, who are probably the most undervalued and untapped resource in English schools today.
Index of articles on cooperativelearning.works:
Introduction; Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants with Cooperative Learning
Recommendation I “TAs should not be used as an informal teaching resource…”
Recommendation II “Use TAs to add value to what teachers do, not replace them”
Recommendation III “Use TAs to help pupils develop independent learning skills…”
Recommendation IV “Ensure TAs are fully prepared for their role in the classroom”
Recommendation V-VII On linking structured, quality TA interventions to regular teaching
- The full PDF report may be downloaded here.
- The online resource library is available at the dedicated EEF webpage.
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Our next area of focus will be on how Cooperative Learning makes SOLO Taxonomy simple and accessible.
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