Collaborative Learning and Formative Assessment in Astronomy

  • Michael C. LoPrestoEmail author


Collaborative learning is students working together to solve a problem or complete a task. Assessments are formative if they occur while learning is still in progress, when knowledge can still be added to or revised. Individually, these are both forms of active learning; in both, a student is actually doing something, engaged in learning, and not passively listening to a lecture. Together, collaborative learning and formative assessment can be a basis for active learning pedagogies and powerful instructional tools.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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