Collaborative Learning (Peer/Group Work)
Peer Teaching (learning) involves student learning from and with each other in ways which are mutually beneficial and involve sharing knowledge, experience and ideas between participants.
—David Boud, et al., Peer Learning in Higher Education:
Learning from and with Each Other, 2001
Collabroation and Cooperative Learning
- Commonly Asked Questions about Teaching Collaborative Activities, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Penn State.
- Cooperative Learning: How to Assign Meaningful Tasks to Group Members - Daily Teaching Tools
- Enhancing Learning -and More!- Through Cooperative Learning, Barbara J. Millis, Idea Paper 38, The Idea Center
- Team-Based Learning Collaborative, University of Florida.
Building Group Skills
- Are They Really Ready to Work? Employer's Perspectives of the Basic Knowledge and Skills of the 21st Century Employee, report of data from 2006 survey conducted by the Workforce Readiness Project Team, pages 9-12
- Building Learning Teams: The Key to Harnessing the Power of Small Groups in Higher Education, Center for Teaching and Learning, UNC Charlotte.
- Building Teamwork Process Skills in Students, Center for Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley.
Working in Groups
- Implementing Group Work in the Classroom, Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo
- Peer Learning Strategies - Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, National University of Singapore
- Working with Students in Groups, Center for Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley.
- 10 Recommendations for Improving Group Work, Maryellen Weimer, Faculty Focus, September 2014.
Tools and Technology to Facilitate Collaborative Learning
- CATME - research-based tool for assigning teams and assessing performance on group projects
- Canvas Guides for Creating Groups - How to Documents on creating groups in Canvas
- Padlet - an online bulletin board tool for sharing content (images, videos, documents, text, etc.) See also these examples of education related padlets.
- Discussion Forums - ideas from Innovative Teaching Showcase 2014: Blended Learning.
- GoogleDocs - explanation with ideas for ways to use Google Docs, Innovative Teaching Showcase 2014: Blended Learning.
- Wikis - explanation with ideas and sample assignments, Innovative Teaching Showcase 2014: Blended Learning.
Resources for Students
- Benne and Sheats' Group Roles: Identifying Both Positive and Negative Group Behavior Roles - Mind Tools
- Leading Change: Setting the Criteria for Effective Dialouge - ThoughtBridge
- Teamwork Skills: Being an Effective Group Memeber - University of Waterloo
- The Dozen Cooperative Learning Roles - Kagan Cooperative Learning
- What is Netiquette? A Guide to Online Ethics and Etiquette - Webroot
Rubrics for Collaborative Work
- CATME Peer Evaluation Tool
- Collaborative Work Skills Rubric - ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association & NCTE
- Group and Self-Assessment Tool - Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, Carnegie Mellon University.
- Rubric for Teamwork - Jiles, Huba, et. al, Winona State University
- Teamwork VALUE Rubric - Association of American Colleges & Universities
- Barkley, Elizabeth F., Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, Jossey-Bass, 2004.
- Boud, D., Cohen, R., and Sampson, J. (2001) Peer Learning in Higher Education: Learning from and with Each Other. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
- Mazur, Eric (1997) Peer Instruction: A User's Manual. Des Moines, IA: Prentiss-Hall.
- Ender, S., & Newton, Fred (2000) Students Helping Students: A Guide for Peer Educatorson College Campuses.San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Johnson, David R., Learning Together and Alone: Cooperative, Competitive, and Individualistic Learning (5th edition), Allyn & Bacon, 1998.