Tag: Group work

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Teaching Students How to Work in Diverse Groups

December 6, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Integrating Active Learning / Pinned

Staci Thomas, Lecturer, Olin Business School, participated in a panel discussion on November 4, 2016 on “Effective Teaching: Tips from Award Winning Faculty” at the recent Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference held at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Staci is one of the Washington University honorees for the 2016 Emerson Award for Excellence in Teaching. […]

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“The Landlord’s Game” Teaches a New Generation About Inequality

July 18, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Inclusive Teaching & Learning / Pinned

As part of the Modern Segregation program initiative in American Culture Studies, Michelle Repice (lecturer in American Culture Studies and Assistant Director in The Teaching Center) teaches a popular course, “Home, Bittersweet Home,” which provides a multi-disciplinary lens on the history of home ownership in America. The course uses a case-study approach that is designed […]

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2.24.2011--Prof. Maggie Penn, Associate Professor of Political Science, teaches, "The Mathematics of Elections" (Photos by Joe Angeles)

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There’s No Time Like Summertime (To Refine Peer Review)!

June 24, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Teaching with Writing

This post is for anyone wishing to try peer review or for those who promise ourselves that we’ll take some time “next time” to perfect our peer-review processes. The effort to improve our implementation of peer review is well worth it. Research shows that student learning is not only improved through receiving thoughtful feedback but by learning […]

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Facilitating Group Work: Tips from a Junior-Faculty Workshop

April 19, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Integrating Active Learning

A group of junior faculty delved into a productive discussion of the benefits and challenges of “Incorporating and Facilitating Group Work” at a faculty workshop led by Gina Frey on April 1, 2016. Gina began the discussion by asking the participants their rationale for including group work in their courses. Several faculty noted that many […]

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Discourse Study on PLTL Published

March 1, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

Evidence-Based Strategies / Research on Teaching and Learning / STEM Education

Do you ever wonder what your students are talking about during group work? We know that collaborative learning contexts lead to better learning outcomes, but the mechanism behind how this works is not clearly understood. A newly published study by Michelle Repice and Gina Frey, from The Teaching Center, and their colleagues, analyzes how chemistry […]

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Instructors Set the Tone for Peer-to-Peer Discussions

February 23, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Evidence-Based Strategies

Do your students’ approaches to small-group activities and discussions sound more perfunctory than passionate? Midway through the semester are you wondering how to raise the level of peer-to-peer conversation in your classes? In a recent Teaching Professor post, Maryellen Weimer draws from two studies on student engagement in physics classrooms to offer insights on how to improve peer-to-peer activities […]

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Rick Moog POGIL talk WashU November 2015

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Rick Moog Gives a Moving Presentation on POGIL

November 24, 2015 | Gillian Parrish

Integrating Active Learning

“The first thing we are going to do is move,” said Rick Moog, professor of chemistry at Franklin and Marshall College and director of The POGIL (Process-Oriented, Guided-Inquiry Learning) Project, at the start of his November 17 talk on POGIL. Moog, an internationally known leader in collaborative, student-centered learning, is spending his sabbatical year at The […]

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