The Relational Approach to group work was developed during the UK-‐based Social
Pedagogic Research into Group-‐work project (SPRinG). The Approach is built upon the
premise that children will need support to ensure they can engage in, and benefit socially
and cognitively from interactions with their peers. The SPRinG research found that, in
schools where the Relational Approach was developed, there were positive gains for
teachers and pupils, including: increased pupil-peer cooperation; widening of pupils' social networks; and improved pupil attainment in reading and Mathematics.
|Date of Award||2012|