Module 1 Small Group Learning Essentials: Pitfalls & Interdependence

Module 1 Small Group Learning Essentials: Pitfalls & Interdependence


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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Engelmann B73
2033 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53211

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[This is a face-to-face workshop only. Concepts apply to group learning in any type of course format. A Certificate in Group Learning is available for those who complete the optional Certificate designs. A similar Small Group Series and Certif. Option is available as self-paced at

Team projects or even short break-out groups can struggle all semester and often lose focus, involve only a few of the group members, or fail to meet the higher-level learning goals due to conflict and poor use of time. This potentially highly valuable learning strategy can leave students and the instructor disappointed and frustrated. 

Group learning has demonstrated gains across multiple dimensions of student learning. The essential features of effective small group learning are rarely known and implemented.  Fortunately, extensive research has tested and provided us with the key strategies that will offset the all too common pitfalls of group learning.

Module 1:

  1. Know the very common pitfalls that emerge in group learning.
  2. Identify which pitfalls you want to avoid and counter with evidence-based strategies.
  3. Formulate the type of group assignment that will thrive in your class.
  4. Identify the five principles of collaboration in groups.



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