A blended approach to collaborative learning : Can it make large group teaching more student-centred ?

@inproceedings{Allen2006ABA,
  title={A blended approach to collaborative learning : Can it make large group teaching more student-centred ?},
  author={Belinda Allen},
  year={2006}
}
Current educational thinking promotes a student-centred approach to teaching as more engaging and challenging for students, leading to improved learning outcomes. But what is ‘student-centred’ learning, and how can it be achieved in a higher education setting with very large classes and content-rich courses? In a materials engineering course for 300 firstyear engineers, an online group project was introduced to add authenticity and collaborative activity into the course, and to improve student… CONTINUE READING

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