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
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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 EducationCollaborative learningEnhancement of student learningSpanish Language
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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
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