Cooperative games for reading

By Dr George Jacobs

20 September 2014 (Sat)
10.00am to 1.00pm

Course Fee: $50.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $2.50

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Synopsis
Games fit well with education, because classroom games can increase student engagement and learning. Furthermore, students can play the same games at home with their families, to promote bonding and tend learning time. However, most games are set up as competitive, despite the problems that competition can cause. This three hour workshop explains the benefits of cooperative games and demonstrates ways to make games cooperative. Several cooperative games to promote reading are explained by the workshop leader and practiced by the workshop participants. Participants are invited to share other reading games and to discuss how to make them cooperative.

Aims
Know about the benefits of cooperative games in reading and education
Learn how to play the cooperative games to promote reading
Learn how to make games more cooperative
Apply cooperative games in other contexts

Outline
Discuss the benefits of games in education
Consider the pros and cons of competitive and cooperative games
Learn to make games cooperative
Play cooperative games for reading
Consider how you could use those games in other contexts

About the trainer: Dr George Jacobs

Dr George Jacobs

Dr George Jacobs has taught collaborative learning to a wide variety of teachers in Singapore, from teachers of lower primary students to teachers of adults. Furthermore, he has written many articles and books on collaborative learning, reading and related topics. George serves on the boards of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education and the Extensive Reading Foundation. Currently, he teaches at James Cook University, as well as helping the Book Council.

Registration Details

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 25 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

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