International Scholars Forum — Getting Students to Work in Groups

Event Details

October 2, 2017
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Goodell Hall

Room: 301 Conference Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Kirsten Helmer

Group work, in the classroom or the lab, is a great way to engage students and strengthen learning. But it can be hard as the instructor to move away from a prepared, scripted lecture and to turn over control to students working in groups or in the lab. We also need to consider how to navigate cultural differences in team work settings, both from the perspective of international instructors and international students.

Join us to discuss student expectations of (and resistance to) group work, your own concerns, and tricks to try in your next class.

Part of the International Scholars Forum co-sponsored by TEFD and the Graduate School Office of Professional Development; all international faculty, postdocs, and grad students are welcome!

Light snacks will be provided.