NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ959869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Collaborative Learning in an Undergraduate Theory Course: An Assessment of Goals and Outcomes
McDuff, Elaine
Teaching Sociology, v40 n2 p166-176 Apr 2012
This project was designed to assess whether a collaborative learning approach to teaching sociological theory would be a successful means of improving student engagement in learning theory and of increasing both the depth of students' understanding of theoretical arguments and concepts and the ability of students to theorize for themselves. A comparison of students' comments, reflections, and evaluations in the traditional and collaborative learning classes showed a substantial increase in student engagement and interest in social theory in the collaborative learning class, and an analysis of students' applied and reflective papers showed improvement in understanding of theoretical concepts and ability to apply theory to social issues and problems. (Contains 1 table.)
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A