Traditional models of teaching and learning put the individual at the center of the developmental experience. Yet, research shows that learners of all levels see greater developmental gains from well-structured collaborative experiences, than they do from those that place the work of learning squarely on the individual. Collaborative learning advances critical thinking and communication and improves motivation and decision-making. But, collaborative learning can also push learners to the intellectual and emotional brink. So, how do we design for collaborative learning and avoid pushing learners into collaborative crisis?
In this session, we will take on a collaborative design challenge and work through what it really means to be collaborative and what it really takes to design for successful collaborative learning.