Effective small group learning relies on embedding the well established and researched five principles of collaborative group work into the entire course design. Group learning can yield gains in student learning. However, students may not know how to lead and manage peers in a group context and instructors often miss crucial aspects of small group learning design that would drive teams to their highest potential. How should group leadership be handled and how do you design in class group work? Should every group member get the same grade? How are non-contributing group members handled?
Part II: In Part II, participants will examine principles 2-5, including how to create accountability, assess and evaluate group members and group projects, group leadership roles, group cohesion, group monitoring, and how to counter the most common pitfalls of student group learning.
Participants will receive the CETL booklet, Active Learning and Small Group Learning. Active learning classroom instructors are strongly encouraged to attend. Participants are eligible to pursue the CETL Certificate in Small Group Learning. Bring your course syllabus, assignments, and/or ideas for small group learning in your course.
Registration is closed for this workshop.