Focus on Research: Student Engagement & Collaboration

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  • There is an increased focus on student engagement, student leadership, collaboration, and experiential learning in the classroom (Vaughan,2014). 
  • Current research studies demonstrate how collaborative learning and a student centred approach to learning can be highly effective when designing and supporting assessment activities. 
  • Collaborative learning can increase levels of student engagement with course concepts, their peers, and teachers, leading to increased student success, satisfaction, and deeper learning (Vaughan,2014). 
  • The following research articles looking at STEM courses and social justice issues are anchored around these themes: student engagement, and collaboration and student leadership.
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