International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education (IASCE)

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Syntiro staff teach and model Celebratory Learning for the Ministry of Education in Singapore. They present regularly at IASCE conferences. They are responsible for the publication and dissemination of IASCE materials and also offer fiscal agent support.

More about IASCE from the IASCE website, IASCE, established in 1979, is the only international, non-profit organization for educators who research and practice cooperative learning in order to promote student academic improvement and democratic, social processes.

IASCE supports those who are interested in the study of cooperation in education by providing a forum in which to share research and lessons about the practice of cooperative learning.

IASCE supports the development and dissemination of research, particularly educator research and inquiry that foster the understanding of cooperative learning.

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 Cooperative Learning: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century

IASCE Conference 2015
Lillebaelt, Odense, Denmark
1st - 3rd October 2015. 

The next IASCE conference is taking place in partnership with the University College Lillebælt in Odense, Denmark from 1st - 3rd October 2015.
The conference is aimed at academics, educators at any level or phase in formal, informal or non-formal education, policy makers and managers of education and anyone else with an interest in exploring Co-operative Learning and the application of co-operation in any aspect of education. The aim is to create an atmosphere of knowledge sharing, and encourage dialogue on the use of co-operation in learning and development through practical workshops and presentations by various experts. The conference will also be an opportunity to meet and socialise with colleagues within the field from all over the world.
The conference aims, themes and sessions formats can be viewed here.
For further details and registration information, please see the conference website.

Cooperative Learning in Language Education
(to appear November 2015)
Guest Editors: Kumiko Fushino and George Jacobs

Cooperative learning, also known as collaborative learning, is a concept in which students work together in small groups of 2-4 members to learn and to enjoy learning. Cooperative learning has long been used in language education and education generally and has deep roots in theory and research. This Special Issue on Cooperative Learning in Language Education seeks articles on any aspect of language education seen through a cooperative learning prism. Topics for these articles can include (but are not limited to) any of the following: classroom practice, teacher education, inclusion, language acquisition theory, cooperative leadership, school development, creative and critical thinking, technology-enhanced learning, responsible citizenship, and critical pedagogy.

Proposals in the form of a 300-500 word abstract are due no later than February 1, 2014 to Dr. Kumiko Fushino, <> by email attachment in MS Word format. Proposers will be notified by February 15, 2015. Priority will be given to data driven proposals, whether they be quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. However, articles of other types will also be considered for inclusion Successful proposers will need to submit their full paper by May 2, 2015.


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