Collaborative Learning Project Summary of Aims and Further Reading and Research

Project Director: Stuart Scott

17 Barford Street Islington,

LONDON N1 OQB

Telephone +44 (0) 20 7226 8885

Email: stuart.scott@collaborativelearning.org

Our First Aim:

Developed from the theories of Abraham Maslow and Paolo Freire - portraits on the right!

Two very significant recent books are Susan Hart et al 'Learning without Limits" "Creating Learning without Limits" and Jim Cummins "Identity Texts".

We have put together a little A5 booklet in pdf with a more detailed summary of our aims. and go here to bibliography for references

Our Second Aim:

"Comprehensible input", the Cummins quadrant and scaffolding: the ideas of Stephen Krashen, Jim Cummins and Pauline Gibbons, teachers and researchers working collaboratively and many others have influenced our practice.

We have put together a little A5 booklet in pdf with a more detailed summary of our aims. go to bibliography for references

Third Aim:

Inspired by the ideas of Lev Vygotsky, Andrew Wilkinson (does anyone have his portrait?) who invented the word "oracy".James Britton, Douglas Barnes, Harold Rosen. Recent work by Robin Alexander, Valerie Coultas and Neil Mercer.

go to bibliography for references

We have put together a little A5 booklet in pdf with a more detailed summary of our aims.

Here is a Short extract in pdf from Robin Alexander "Towards Dialogic Teaching".

Short extract in pdf from Douglas Barnes' chapter in "Exploring Talk in School" edited by Neil Mercer and Steve Hodgkinson