E pluribus unum: the potential of collaborative learning to enhance Microbiology teaching in higher education.

@article{Rutherford2015EPU,
  title={E pluribus unum: the potential of collaborative learning to enhance Microbiology teaching in higher education.},
  author={Stephen M. Rutherford},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={362 23},
  pages={fnv191}
}
Collaborative learning, where students work together towards a shared understanding of a concept, is a well-established pedagogy, and one which has great potential for higher education (HE). Through discussion and challenging each other's ideas, learners gain a richer appreciation for a subject than with solitary study or didactic teaching methods. However, collaborative learning does require some scaffolding by the teacher in order to be successful. Collaborative learning can be augmented by… CONTINUE READING

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