This interactive workshop will provide you with an opportunity to explore how to make group projects beneficial learning experiences in your classes. We will discuss ways to promote deep learning through collaborative tasks, small group work and/or team projects and how to deal with challenging group dynamics and how to assess group work.
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We hope that participating in this workshop will help you:
• Make informed decisions about how to form groups/teams.
• Use learning activities that promote team building and student buy-in.
• Implement strategies that promote deep learning through group work.
• Deal with challenging group dynamics.
Instructors who have used group work and encountered challenges as well as instructors who are new to engaging students with group work.
Mei-Yau Shih is the Associate Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning She oversees campus-wide teaching initiatives, provides consultations to faculty, conducts program assessments, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.
Kirsten Helmer is the Director of Programming for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with the Center for Teaching & Learning. She develops and oversees the programming for intercultural teaching and faculty development, provides consultations to faculty, conducts midterm assessments, and facilitates dialogues.