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COLLABORATIVE LEARNING 
ACTIVITIES
Developed from the theories of Abraham 
Maslow and Paolo Freire and 
inspired by the ideas of Lev Vygotsky and 
Andrew Wil...
Collaborative learning activity 
involves learners working together 
in order to complete a task. 
Collaboration increases...
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING PROJECT 
Do you want to s t r e t c h 
the minds of your 
gifted and talented 
students?
Do you want to extend 
the 
range of teaching and 
learning styles in your 
classrooms?
Do you want to 
make 
the curriculum 
more 
accessible? 
Do you want 
to 
improve social 
skills?
Employ teaching and learning strategies 
and collaborative activities in your 
classroom and be an innovative teacher.
• Collaborative learning can create a student-centered 
situation in which the learners will feel 
more relaxed and ready ...
Learning Strategies: 
Direct Strategies: 
Memory 
Cognitive 
Compensation 
Indirect Strategies: 
Metacognitive 
Affective ...
Cognitive Strategy is a mental process 
and when learning, it helps the selection of 
relevant information and rejection o...
Memory strategy helps the learners to 
store and retrieve information. Moreover, it is 
involved in semantic mapping, grou...
compensation strategy is 
employed when learners need to 
continue the communication despite of 
the gap in their linguist...
Metacognitive strategy involves in 
thinking about the mental process that is 
engaged in the learning process. In additio...
Being able to use affective 
strategy, learners can control the level 
of anxiety, increase the motivation and 
positive t...
Social strategy that is quite crucial 
because languages are social phenomena and 
are learned to communicate with others....
Identifying language learning strategies seem to 
be a solution for Second Language Acquisition 
problems. Furthermore, la...
Some Important Collaborative 
Activities 
Jigsaw reading 
Improves students’ motivation, affective, social and cognitive 
...
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Collaborative learning activity involves learners working together in order to complete a task. Collaboration increases the opportunities a student has to use the target language, and thereby develop their skills in it. Employ teaching and learning strategies and collaborative activities in your classroom and be an innovative teacher.

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COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ACTIVITIES

  1. 1. COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ACTIVITIES
  2. 2. Developed from the theories of Abraham Maslow and Paolo Freire and inspired by the ideas of Lev Vygotsky and Andrew Wilkinson. Abraham Maslow Paolo Freire Lev Vygotsky
  3. 3. Collaborative learning activity involves learners working together in order to complete a task. Collaboration increases the opportunities a student has to use the target language, and thereby develop their skills in it.
  4. 4. COLLABORATIVE LEARNING PROJECT Do you want to s t r e t c h the minds of your gifted and talented students?
  5. 5. Do you want to extend the range of teaching and learning styles in your classrooms?
  6. 6. Do you want to make the curriculum more accessible? Do you want to improve social skills?
  7. 7. Employ teaching and learning strategies and collaborative activities in your classroom and be an innovative teacher.
  8. 8. • Collaborative learning can create a student-centered situation in which the learners will feel more relaxed and ready to learn (Yang, 2009). Learners usually feel shy to speak in front of the whole class and therefore arrange the class in small groups in order to reduce their anxiety. Moreover, their intrinsic motivation, interpersonal skills and self-esteem will be improved through being engaged in group activities. Collaborative learning plays an essential role in second language acquisition (ibid). Design group works in order learners become involved in some collaborative activities and learn to use the different learning strategies.
  9. 9. Learning Strategies: Direct Strategies: Memory Cognitive Compensation Indirect Strategies: Metacognitive Affective Social
  10. 10. Cognitive Strategy is a mental process and when learning, it helps the selection of relevant information and rejection of irrelevant one. It relates to recognizing, comprehending, organizing materials, summarizing, repeating, translating, using formulas and patterns, problem solving and interacting in the target language (Cohen, cited in Schmitt 2010).
  11. 11. Memory strategy helps the learners to store and retrieve information. Moreover, it is involved in semantic mapping, grouping, representing sounds and images. (Oxford, 1992).
  12. 12. compensation strategy is employed when learners need to continue the communication despite of the gap in their linguistic knowledge. It helps them to make up the missing knowledge by adjusting the message, combining words or switching to the mother tongue (ibid).
  13. 13. Metacognitive strategy involves in thinking about the mental process that is engaged in the learning process. In addition, it controls and regulates the learning plans, and decides how to learn effectively, monitors and then evaluates it (Richards & Schmidt, 2010).
  14. 14. Being able to use affective strategy, learners can control the level of anxiety, increase the motivation and positive thinking and improve their self-esteem. Affective strategy is involved in emotional, motivational, attitudinal, and personal characteristic aspects of the learners (Wasilewska, 2012 & Oxford, 1992) .
  15. 15. Social strategy that is quite crucial because languages are social phenomena and are learned to communicate with others. It is involved in interacting with the speakers of the target language in order to improve the language, cooperating with peers and developing cultural understanding. In addition, those who do pair-work and group-work in class make use of social strategy (ibid).
  16. 16. Identifying language learning strategies seem to be a solution for Second Language Acquisition problems. Furthermore, language classrooms ought to focus on both teaching and developing learning. Learners need to identify their own language learning strategies according to their objectives. Moreover, teachers need to explore what strategies the learners use for each objective. Teachers can try to train as autonomous learners as much as possible. Autonomous learners are able to evaluate the practicality of a strategy critically. They can also choose the appropriate strategy for a task and successfully transfer it to a new task (Chamot, 2004).
  17. 17. Some Important Collaborative Activities Jigsaw reading Improves students’ motivation, affective, social and cognitive strategies Poster Presentation Improves students’ affective, social and cognitive strategies Special method of writing Stimulate students’ imagination and creativity Ezat Amirbakzadeh Kalati MA TESOL University of Bath, UK

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