Collaboration Enhances Learning

I’ve just read two scholarly articles, both by Professor Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo and colleagues, that review the many studies that compare solo individual learning with collaborative group learning.* The first article, published in Science magazine 11 March 2011, reviewed all studies of non-lecture innovations in college classes in biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics. The most common innovative… Read More Collaboration Enhances Learning

Architecture Matters

Architecture matters. A well-designed space can foster more effective learning, and can enhance creativity and collaboration. Two recent data points: 1. I just finished teaching my Spring 2011 classes. In one of them, the senior seminar for our graduating majors in educational studies, one of our books was 21st Century Learning Environments (2006). It was… Read More Architecture Matters