Dr. Mary Emenike, Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University


This workshop will begin by situating cooperative learning within the foundations of social interdependence theory. Participants will discuss the value of collaborative learning environments, observe examples of collaborative learning implemented in STEM classrooms at Rutgers, and be directed towards campus resources available for those interested in incorporating collaborative learning into their courses. Participants will explore options for including collaborative learning activities within the context of the courses they teach.



Relevant Articles

  • Johnson, D.W., Johnson, R.T. & Smith, K. (2007). The State of Cooperative Learning in Postsecondary and Professional Settings, Educ. Psychol. Rev., 19(1): 15-29, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10648-006-9038-8
  • Towns, M. H. (1998). How Do I Get My Students To Work Together? Getting Cooperative Learning Started, J. Chem. Educ., 75 (1) , 67-69, DOI: 10.1021/ed075p67
  • Hansen, D. M., (2006) POGIL Instructor’s Guide, Lisle, IL: Pacific Crest. (ISBN: 1–878437–73–9)
  • Matthews, R. S., Cooper, J. L., Hawkes, P. (1995) Building Bridges Between Cooperative and Collaborative Learning, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 27 (4), 35-40. https://doi.org/10.1080/00091383.1995.9936435


February 7, 2018 10:20 am – 11:40 am, ARC 306