Collaborative learning in an University

Abstract : According to the ICEM movement, several teachers from Université du Mans propose a pedagogy based on a collaborative learning principle between the students. The classical French teaching model has been replaced for 2 years by an alternative method including the four following steps : i) individual silent lecture of the lesson to discover the main concepts, ii) session of questions and answers between the students and the teacher to clarify some unclear points, iii) appropriation of the concepts by solving several short self-correcting exercises called "patents", iv) passing individually exercises of increasing difficulty called "belts" to validate the level of the student in the course when he considers that he is ready to try it. To encourage a collaborative work between the students, for each "patent" is chosen a student-referee. Then, during the time dedicated for solving the "patents", the students are working in small groups and have a tetrahedron to indicate his status : "I am working", "I have a non-urgent question", "I need help from the student-referee or the teacher". The presentation of this pedagogy will be made by the observation of a group of students working during the congress.
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Jean-Michel Génevaux, Adrien Pelat. Collaborative learning in an University. acoustic's 2012, Apr 2012, Nantes, France. pp.230. ⟨hal-00686879⟩

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