COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN A HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SETTING Realizing high-performing cooperative learning in higher education

Tjomme Schilstra, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam
Emőke Takács, European Research Institute Hungary
Toon Abcouwer, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam


Cooperative learning approach can be applied in higher education to develop resilience in future generations. Despite the substantial amount of scientific research on cooperative learning, there seems to be an underutilization in the college classroom. Building on the fundamentals of cooperative learning, this research aims to simplify and promote its implementation in a higher educational setting. By means of a content analysis complemented by a case study, characteristics of cooperative learning implementations are identified. These are subsequently transformed into propositions focusing on specific aspects. Results present four important themes: preparation, facilitation, evaluation and climate, as pedagogical suggestions for the amelioration of Information Systems Education and Research.