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Tribes TLC ™ Training and Cooperative Learning Skills (EDN321)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: WSP3-internal (quota of 40 places)
Description This unit equips beginning and in-service teachers to apply the Tribes TLC(R) process and strategies, to create positive and emotionally safe learning environments for all ages. Learn about cooperative, group and social learning theory, brain research, student resilience and well-being. In addition, you will experience/learn how to implement a wide range of practical cooperative learning strategies in diverse learning contexts. Students who successfully complete this unit will receive their Tribes TLC(R) Basic Training Certificate.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the end of this unit students will be able to:
1. Apply the Tribes process and strategies to design, develop and create positive learning environments for students.
2. Teach students specific collaborative skills for social development and personal wellbeing.
3. Analyse and apply collaborative learning theory, and knowledge of the stages of group development, to design and implement a range of collaborative learning strategies.
4. Design and implement cooperative learning lessons and evaluate their effectiveness.
5. Critically reflect on their own cooperative learning skill set, and identify opportunities for self -development.
Timetabled Learning Activities Face-to-face experiential workshop (4 days intensive)
Unit Learning Experiences Students initially attend an intensive face-to-face workshop component (4 consecutive days). This intensive experiential collaborative learning process is compulsory for those wishing to gain their international Tribes teaching certification and registration.

The workshop component allows students to experience the Tribes process and strategies themselves whilst they simultaneously learn about collaborative learning theory and the practical design and application of cooperative learning strategies.

On completion of the face-to-face component, students continue their studies via the LMS, where they have access to a range of learning resources, readings and the discussion board. Students complete and submit the unit assessments via the LMS and receive feedback.
Other Learning Experiences Contribute to the LMS discussion board.
Complete required readings and activities provided on the LMS.
Assessment There are 3 assessments for this unit, which are all focused on the theoretical and practical application of Tribes and collaborative learning in classrooms. These include:
1. Tribes Workshop Engagement Activities - completed during the face-to-face workshops.
2. Reflective Journal - completed during and after the face-to-face workshops.
3. Tribes Implementation Plan - completed after the face-to-face workshops.
Prerequisites Enrolment in an undergraduate degree in Initial Teacher Education
Quota This unit is subject to quota.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Rebecca Saunders

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6460
e: R.Saunders@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.015 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: WSP3-Internal
Dr Rebecca Saunders

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6460
e: R.Saunders@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.015 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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