The newest book in BIE’s PBL Toolkit series is a practical guide to building 21st century student competency in the “4 C’s” – critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity/innovation – during a project. The book includes a full chapter that focuses specifically on collaboration in PBL, and includes practical strategies, examples, and tools to support collaboration in the PBL classroom.
This paper is a guide to the effective design and management of student teams. Topics discussed include forming teams, helping them become effective, and using peer ratings to adjust team grades for individual performance. A FAQ section offers suggestions for dealing with several problems that commonly arise with student teams, and the article includes forms and handouts to assist in team formation and management.
This blog post (from Edutopia) highlights the relationship between student collaboration and Deeper Learning. It includes practical strategies for guiding students to collaborate effectively in discussions and on projects.
In this video conversation, BIE National Faculty discuss strategies for cultivating effective collaboration in PBL classrooms. The video includes strategies and considerations for elementary, middle, and high school grade levels.