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Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, 2nd Edition by K. Patricia Cross, Claire Howell Major, Elizabeth F. Barkley

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Part TwoImplementing Collaborative Learning

Embarking upon collaborative learning should be a reasonable adventure—stimulating, challenging, and requiring thoughtful advanced planning. It is neither a high-risk venture, an abandonment of all things familiar and comfortable about the traditional classroom in favor of total commitment to the unknown, nor something to introduce spontaneously on a slow day to see what happens when the responsibility for learning is turned over to students. For collaborative learning to be successful, the instructor must give thoughtful consideration to a host of factors. Thus, the purpose of Part Two of this book is to collect and synthesize the wisdom from practice and scholarship about how to create productive ...

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