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Faculty Knowledge Essentials, Pedagogy: How people learn

Laboratory Pedagogies and Collaborative Learning

Articles: Weaver, Gabriela C, Cianan B. Russell and Donald J. Wink 2008 Inquiry-based and research-based laboratory pedagogies in undergraduate science. Nature Chemical Biology 4(10): 577–580.
Nokes-Malach, Timothy J., J. Elizabeth Richey, and Soniya Gadgil 2015 When Is It Better to Learn Together? Insights from Research on Collaborative Learning. Educational Psychology Review 27:645:656.


Discussants: Preston Cumming, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program, University of Colorado Boulder; Adam Blanford, TIGER Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program, University of Colorado Boulder.

Discussion: In the spirit of this month’s CIRTLCast theme, “Creating Inclusive STEM Research Environments,” we’re looking at two short articles covering laboratory pedagogies and collaborative learning. The first article by Weaver et al (2008) discusses the state of laboratory pedagogy and the effects of inquiry- and research-based laboratory pedagogies in preparing undergraduates for future careers. Our second article by Nokes-Malach et al (2015) is an educational review of the instances where collaboration improves learning outcomes. Collaborative learning strategies between students are widely viewed as beneficial, but the interactions between students are complex, and what works for one student may not work for all. Join us for discussion as we unpack these ideas and apply them to creating inclusive environments!