CEFR - Collaborating - facilitating collaborative interaction with peers
From Council of Europe CEFR 2018 companion version with new descriptors: (link)
CEFR Category - Mediation
CEFR Subategory - Concepts
- Can show sensitivity to different perspectives within a group, acknowledging contributions and formulating any reservations, disagreements or criticisms in such a way as to avoid or minimize any offence. Can develop the interaction and tactfully help steer it towards a conclusion.
- Can, based on peoples reactions, adjust the way he/she formulates questions and/or intervenes in a group interaction. Can act as rapporteur in a group discussion, noting ideas and decisions, discussing these with the group and later giving a summary of the groups view(s) in a plenary. Can ask questions to stimulate discussion on how to organise collaborative work.
Can help to define goals for teamwork and compare options for how to achieve them.
Can refocus a discussion by suggesting what to consider next, and how to proceed.
- Can collaborate on a shared task, for example formulating and responding to suggestions, asking whether people agree, and proposing alternative approaches. Can collaborate in simple, shared tasks and work towards a common goal in a group by asking and answering straightforward questions. Can define the task in basic terms in a discussion and ask others to contribute their expertise and experience.Can invite other people in a group to speak.
- Can collaborate in simple, shared tasks, provided that other participants speak slowly and that one or
more of them help him/her to contribute and to express his/her suggestions. Can collaborate in simple, practical tasks, asking what others think, making suggestions and
understanding responses, provided he/she can ask for repetition or reformulation from time to time
- Can invite others contributions to very simple tasks using short, simple phrases. Can indicate that he/she understands and ask whether others understand