Increasing Student Engagement through Collaborative Learning Outside the Classroom
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|Title:||Increasing Student Engagement through Collaborative Learning Outside the Classroom||Authors:||Hernandez, M. Rosario||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9869||Date:||8-Jun-2012||Online since:||2019-04-09T11:23:12Z||Abstract:||Several factors, including the Bologna process, the embargo on university posts and a larger student population pursuing degrees, have contributed to radical changes in teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education in the last few years. It was in this context that a collaborative component has been introduced into a Level 2 Spanish Language module at University College Dublin. This paper presents the rationale for introducing a collaborative component into this module and it describes the self-directed tasks completed by the students. It also addresses the extent to which collaborative learning outside the classroom contributes to the enhancement of student learning and it examines the obstacles encountered by the students during the semester. The discussion of the findings focuses on feedback from the students and on group reflections submitted via Blackboard, the university's Virtual Learning Environment.||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Publisher:||Simonelli Editore||Keywords:||Higher Education; Collaborative learning; Enhancement of student learning; Spanish Language||Other versions:||https://conference.pixel-online.net/conferences/edu_future2012/||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Is part of:||Pixel (ed.). Conference proceedings. International Conference the future of education (Florence, 16-17 june 2011) vol.2||Conference Details:||The Future of Education Conference, Florence, Italy, 7-8 June 2012||ISBN:||8876476482||This item is made available under a Creative Commons License:||https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/|
|Appears in Collections:||Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Research Collection|
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