Collaborative Learning Groups: Philosophy and Implementation
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Registration is now closed.
Education research suggests that students acquire and retain knowledge most effectively by engaging in collaborative-learning groups with peers. In this advanced-level workshop, we will discuss formal evidence-based, collaborative-group structures such as Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry Learning, Peer-Led Team Learning, and Problem-Based Learning, as well as informal group structures such as Think-Pair-Share. Participants will gain knowledge of the theoretical background of these pedagogies and will learn practical techniques for facilitating groups while keeping students focused and engaged.
Presenters: Denise Leonard, Ph.D., Assistant Director, The Teaching Center and Jacinta Mutambuki, Ph.D., STEM Education Postdoctoral Associate, The Teaching Center
Participating in advanced-level workshops for graduate students does not satisfy departmental requirements to attend Teaching Center workshops. The departmental requirements are satisfied by attendance at a specified number of introductory-level TA-Training workshops.