Research has demonstrated that working collaboratively can lead to significant learning gains for students across the disciplines. In addition, the ability to work in teams effectively is highly valued in many professions. However, students’ participation in group work can be affected by a number of factors, including the degree to which they perceive their contributions to be welcomed and respected by both the instructor and fellow students.
Workshop participants will discuss topics including the following:
Social factors that can shape students’ interaction and learning in groups
Strategies for designing and facilitating group work that can foster inclusion and full participation
Approaches to helping all students build collaboration and communication skills that are essential to working effectively across differences
Presenter: Beth Fisher, PhD, Director of Academic Services, The Teaching Center
Registration is required and limited to 15. To request registration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.