Implementing Collaborative Learning in Introduction to Psychology
This presentation highlights the changes made in an Introduction to Psychology course in order to incorporate the high impact practice of collaborative assignments and projects. Students are randomly assigned into peer groups at the beginning of the semester, and they complete all assignments (including exams) in these groups. The logistics of implementing this team-based approach will be shared, along with the results of a course analysis between this newly designed course and how it was previously taught. Teaching this course with a collaborative emphasis has improved DFW rates, student evaluations of instructor, and enhanced the overall student learning experience.
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