Group Work: Collaborative, Cooperative, or Problem-Based?

Recent interest in using group work to promote learning and develop important interpersonal skills began in the late '80s, and since then various types of group work have been promoted, researched, and implemented. Among the most widely used and best known “brands” are collaborative learning, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning. An outstanding article in a recent issue of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching devoted to exploring group work looks in detail at these three approaches.

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