I'm doing some research about cooperative learning in vector calculus.
It seems like what cooperative learning in calculus is referred to varies over time. In 1987, there was an MAA book, Calculus for a New Century: A Pump, Not a Filter that used the term "calculus reform". In the early 90s there was a lot of talk about a "laboratory approach." I found a 1991 MAA book, the Laboratory Approach to Teaching Calculus, a 1993 MAA book Learning by Discovery: A Lab Manual for Calculus. Then in the mid to late 90s people were referring to "cooperative learning." Then there's a 1995 MAA book called A Practical Guide to Cooperative Learning in Collegiate Mathematics and a 1997 MAA book called Readings in Cooperative Learning for Undergraduate Mathematics.
More specifically to vector calculus, Dray and Manogue (http://k12s.phast.umass.edu/stemtec/pathways/Proceedings/Papers/Dray-p.pdf) write about using cooperative groups to bridge the gap between vector calculus and physics. But they don't seem to cite any of the work from the 90s.
So then the questions I have are - Who else besides Dray and Manogue are using cooperative groups in vector calculus (or in calculus in general)? What are those that are using cooperative groups in calculus currently calling it? (Is there a new term besides "calculus reform", "laboratory," or "cooperative learning"?) How does whatever is being done in the present connect to the work in the 80s and the 90s?