Collaborative Learning

Collaborative Learning Overview

Collaborative learning refers to “learning activities expressly designed for and carried out through pairs or small interactive groups.”1

Many learning activities described on this website are collaborative in nature.   Such activities are intentionally designed to engage students collaboratively in meaningful learning to accomplish desired educational outcomes.   Collaborative learning can be a very creative process, while also building team skills and appreciation for the talents individual students bring to the activity. 

Some collaborative learning activities are:

  • Case Method
  • Coached Problem Solving
  • G+ Hangouts
  • Guided Discovery Problems
  • Online Forum Discussion
  • Peer Assessment
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Role-Playing
  • Send-A-Problem
  • Team-Based Problem Solving
  • Think-Pair-Share

See Also

Barkley, E.F., Cross, K.P., & Major, C.H. (2005). Collaborative learning techniques.  A handbook for college faculty.   San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.   Wiley. Kindle Edition.