National Institute for Science Education, Wisconsin Center for Education Research
This website focuses on the practical aspects of collaborative learning in the classroom. The author explains how collaborative learning should be implemented, including course structure and objectives. Other topics include creating goals, incorporating student goals so they "buy into" this teaching style, evaluation issues, creating groups and the roles within the groups, the new roles the students and the instructor face, and some ideas on group dynamics. Also covered are enhanced lectures, several collaborative learning structures, and risks associated with implementing collaborative learning structures into the classroom.