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Teaching Effectiveness Program (TEP)

The Teaching and Learning Center

University of Oregon

What Is the Collaborative Research Model?

The Collaborative Research Model is a flexible model for collaborative student research in coursework across the curriculum. The foundation of the model lies in its cooperative stance, which supports students in working together toward informed decision making on a common research problem.

Many variations on the model are possible, but successful implementations include collaborative research projects in lieu of individual research papers. For instance:

The Collaborative Research Model works well in both small and large undergraduate classrooms, and has the potential to result in interesting and innovative research by lower-division students, as well as sophisticated research products by upper-division students.

What Do Students (and Teachers!) Gain from Collaborative Research?

A successful collaborative research project will:

Written and Oral Deliverables Creating the Assessment Collaborative Deliberation Developing Learning Teams Learning Through Reflection Learning Outcomes Posing the Problem Supporting Multiple Perspectives Making Informed Decisions Invitational Communication Climate