Using Groups and Teams: A Practical Approach
In this two-hour workshop we will focus on how to use groups/teams in the classroom.
We will focus on techniques that can be used to form diverse and effective groups/teams. We will outline the key principles about how to use groups/teams, and we will consider both the “low risk” and the “high risk” activities teams can undertake, including such diverse group activities as discussion groups, cross-over groups, debates, Readiness Assurance Activities, and games. We will also examine some different forms of peer assessment and tackle some of the challenges that come with assessing groups.
Finally we will explore some of the biggest challenges in using teams in the current classroom; developing teams in accordance with the principles of student accessibility and figuring out how to deal with teams that become dysfunctional.
This workshop will emphasize practical tips to help integrate groups/teams into your classes, and will include strong interactive components.