Sep
21

Date: Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Building: 305 Room: 444


Add to CalendarKey Practices that Ensure Effective Group Work09/21/2017 04:00 PM09/21/2017 05:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverIn theory, we know that five students working together should be smarter and more productive than one working alone. We also know that many of the students in our classes could potentially become great friends. In practice, though, it’s different, and results are highly variable. The reason is that there are specific, known forces of friction and alienation at work when we put students in groups and ask them to work together. What are these forces? And how do we reduce them so that our classrooms can tap into our students’ natural inclination to learn together? In this session we’ll start by surfacing some of the root causes of dysfunctional student groups. We’ll then work with some principles and practices that actively promote cooperation. Join us for a practical, interactive session that will leave you with strategies you can use tomorrow—maybe sooner! Audience | VIU Campus Community Date | Thursday, September 21, 4:00- 5:00 pm Location | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305, Room 444 Questions | bill.roberson@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning Building: 305 Room: 444 false

In theory, we know that five students working together should be smarter and more productive than one working alone. We also know that many of the students in our classes could potentially become great friends. In practice, though, it’s different, and results are highly variable. The reason is that there are specific, known forces of friction and alienation at work when we put students in groups and ask them to work together. What are these forces? And how do we reduce them so that our classrooms can tap into our students’ natural inclination to learn together?

In this session we’ll start by surfacing some of the root causes of dysfunctional student groups. We’ll then work with some principles and practices that actively promote cooperation.

Join us for a practical, interactive session that will leave you with strategies you can use tomorrow—maybe sooner!

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Date | Thursday, September 21, 4:00- 5:00 pm

Location | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305, Room 444

Questions | bill.roberson@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

Contact Name:
Stephanie Didsbury
Contact Email:
stephanie.didsbury@viu.ca

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