May
25
When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Where:
Add to CalendarGroup Work that Really, Really Works (No Kidding!!)05/25/2021 12:30 PM05/25/2021 02:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverThe university classroom—whether in person or online—plays a critical role in the social well-being of our students. But integrating a warm social element with a rich, rigorous learning process is easier said than done. Some students recognize the value and thrive in a collaborative or cooperative learning environment, while others remain skeptical and even resist openly. Is this just a matter of luck and happenstance? Is it environmental or cultural?Or maybe it’s something else, altogether. Context matters, as do the choices we make as teachers. Some approaches to “group work” can mitigate forces of friction and conflict, while other approaches can provoke or exacerbate them.In this session we’ll revisit the underlying causes of productive and unproductive student collaboration—in any context, whether in person or online—and do a brief “risk assessment” of various “group work” strategies. We’ll also experience some specific practices that allow instructors to reduce those risks and overcome the skeptics, so that our classroom learning culture better aligns with our students’ natural inclination to work and learn together.Date: Tuesday, May 25, 12:30 - 2:00 pmRegistration: https://inviu.viu.ca/Training/view.cfm?MenuID=10&section=course_view&Cat... Questions: ciel@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in LearningfalseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

The university classroom—whether in person or online—plays a critical role in the social well-being of our students. But integrating a warm social element with a rich, rigorous learning process is easier said than done. Some students recognize the value and thrive in a collaborative or cooperative learning environment, while others remain skeptical and even resist openly. Is this just a matter of luck and happenstance? Is it environmental or cultural?

Or maybe it’s something else, altogether. Context matters, as do the choices we make as teachers. Some approaches to “group work” can mitigate forces of friction and conflict, while other approaches can provoke or exacerbate them.

In this session we’ll revisit the underlying causes of productive and unproductive student collaboration—in any context, whether in person or online—and do a brief “risk assessment” of various “group work” strategies. We’ll also experience some specific practices that allow instructors to reduce those risks and overcome the skeptics, so that our classroom learning culture better aligns with our students’ natural inclination to work and learn together.

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Registration: https://inviu.viu.ca/Training/view.cfm?MenuID=10&section=course_view&Cat... 

Questions: ciel@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning