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Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty

Engaging students in active learning is a predominant theme in today's classrooms. To promote active learning, teachers across the disciplines and in all kinds of colleges are incorporating collaborative learning into their teaching. Collaborative Learning Techniques is a scholarly and well-written handbook that guides teachers through all aspects of group work, providing solid information on what to do, how to do it, and why it is important to student learning. Synthesizing the relevant research and good practice literature, the authors present detailed procedures for thirty collaborative learning techniques (CoLTs) and offer practical suggestions on a wide range of topics, including how to form groups, assign roles, build team spirit, solve problems, and evaluate and grade student participation.

Reference Information

  • Author(s)

    Elizabeth F. Barkley and K. Patricia Cross and Claire Howell Major

  • Edition

    1

  • Editor

    None

  • Publisher

    {Jossey-Bass}

  • Title

    Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty

  • Year

    2004