Evidence Suggests Improved Student Outcomes in Collaborative Learning Spaces

Growing evidence suggests that collaborative learning spaces on the University of Arizona campus are having the desired effect: better student learning outcomes.

In 2013, with funding from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the  Association of American Universities awarded the UA $500,000 over three years to support the University's efforts to improve undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

As part of the UA's AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Project, the UA began converting a number of traditional classrooms across campus into collaborative learning spaces that support a more active learning environment for students.

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