Facilitating Cooperative Work: How to Assess Active Learning Experiences Return to Events

Location: 612 Evans Library
Date and Time: Jan. 13, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Speakers: Rique Campa, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Michigan State University
Discussion: During cooperative work, students work together on problems and develop both teamwork skills and subject matter competence. The role of the instructor is to evaluate the group dynamic and develop strategies to promote active learning for all team members. Are you challenging the brightest students without leaving behind under-prepared ones? How do you know that all students are participating? This CIRTLCast will discuss common challenges to facilitating and evaluating group work, and offer proven strategies for encouraging effective problem-solving as a team.