Collaborative Learning in Engineering Education

Emma Mercier, Molly H Goldstein, Preethi Baligar, Robin Jephthah Rajarathinam

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Calls from industry and accrediting bodies for the use of collaborative learning in engineering programs are coupled with research in STEM education that indicates the use of collaborative problem-solving is associated with increased persistence of minority students in these fields, as well as positive learning outcomes for all students. However, merely placing students in groups does not result in successful collaborative learning experiences. In this chapter, we explore the last decade of research on collaborative and cooperative learning along four key dimensions of these forms of pedagogy in classrooms: tasks, teams, tools, and teachers. This chapter ends with our proposition for future work in collaborative learning in engineering education practice and research.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Engineering Education Research
EditorsAditya Johri
ISBN (Electronic)9781003287483
ISBN (Print)9781032262758, 9781032262765
StatePublished - May 23 2023


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