The mission of the Center for Workshop Education is to sustain the high quality of current Workshops and to explore new uses of this model of peer-facilitated cooperative learning groups. Distinctive to the CWE is the ongoing collaboration among student leaders, course faculty, and learning specialists in support of the model.
The CWE is a resource for:
- Faculty who wish to improve student learning via the Workshop model or components of the model
- Peer leaders, Workshop participants, staff, and parents who would like to learn more about the Workshop program at the University
What are Workshops?
Integral components of selected courses at the UR, Workshops are small groups of students who meet each week to solve challenging problems under the guidance of a "near peer," a student who has recently completed the course successfully. Students in Workshops collaborate to build their conceptual understanding of the course material and enhance their problem-solving skills. Their student leaders prepare for their role through weekly meetings with faculty and learning specialists.