Using cooperative learning to enhance reading in Colombia

Allen Thurston*, Gloria Lucia Bernal Nisperuza, Luz Karime Abadia Alvarado, Alison MacKenzie, Maria Cockerill, Joanne O'Keeffe, Pelusa Orellana, Tien-Hui Chiang

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Paired reading is a form of cooperative learning where two schoolstudents take the role of tutor (the better reader) and tutee (thereader with the lower level of development). They read togetherand errors are corrected, praise is given, and questions are askedabout the text being read. There is therefore, a strong need for socialinteraction between the peers. It has strong evidence as a low-cost technique to improve reading in western European contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDoing more with language teaching
EditorsAndy Smart, Susan Iannuzzi, Lisa Horvath, Margaret Sinclair
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameNISSEM Global Briefs: educating for the social, the emotional and the sustainable


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