Part 2: Models of Collaborative Learning


Part 2 continues with collaborative learning with a focus on a range of models including the 2 to 1 model, virtual supervision, group supervision, etc. Once again, we will be providing video clips and articles/readings. In the discussion forum, you will be asked to share benefits and challenges related to both traditional and innovative models of student or staff supervision.

Readings for Reflection

Models of Fieldwork (pdf)
1 Student: 1 Educator (pdf)
1 Student: 2 Educators (pdf)
1 Students: 2 Fieldwork Sites (pdf)
2 Students: 1 Educator (pdf)
Full-time Student: Part-time Educator (pdf)
Part-time Fieldwork (pdf)
The Group Model (pdf)
A 2:1 Clinical Practicum (pdf)
Field Instructor Perceptions in Group Supervision (pdf)
Practicum – Cote-Nord, QC (pdf)
Virtual Supervision
  • Pre and post meeting is desirable
  • Skype/other technologies may be helpful/useful
  • Triad model of web-based video-conferencing


  • Loss of non-verbal communication – eliminates primary source of data for both
  • Relationship building
  • Direct observation of student work
  • Competency and access to/ use of technology (e.g. Skype, Internet connection, etc)
  • Feeling of isolation for student(s)

Let’s Discuss

Share your experience on any of the following scenarios for supervision. You may address student or staff issues.

  • 2 on 1 or 4 on 1 and Group Supervision
    • Competition (2 people competing)
    • Needy person
    • Exceptional person
    • People not on same level (e.g. one strong, one weak), not getting along
    • Team member who is not accountable, not motivated, etc.
  • Virtual supervision: tele-conference, Skype, and telephone supervision
Has this module provided any new approaches for you?

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