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ERIC Number: EJ1035673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Ideas for Practice: A Collaborative Look to the Classroom
Osterholt, Dorothy A.; Barratt, Katherine
Journal of Developmental Education, v36 n2 p22-27, 44 Win 2012
Many developmental students begin college ill-equipped in the social and emotional competencies to be successful. Thus, it is essential that institutions of higher education address the broader needs of these students. The purpose of this article is to present collaborative learning as a tool for addressing the social and emotional inhibitors that may prevent success during this time of transition. We address potential concerns for making this pedagogical shift and present reasons for considering this approach. We also provide specific classroom applications of this process that increase the chance that all students acquire the full spectrum of skills crucial for academic success through cooperatively-shared experiences.
National Center for Developmental Education. Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608-2098. Tel: 828-262-3057; Fax: 828-262-7183; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A