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Getting students to work well in groups

Date Released: 16 July 2015

July 16: Getting students to work well in groups
 
At a UCITE session last month, four faculty members (Rebecca Benard (Biology), Megan Holmes (MSASS), Kurt Rhoads (Civil Engineering), and Genevieve Sauve (Chemistry) all of whom had been part of the Active Learning Fellows program) shared their experiences with successfully using the flipped classroom model.
 
The session generated a huge amount of interest but unfortunately we ran out of time to discuss an integral element of such active learning classrooms, and that is how to get students to work well with one another in small groups.
 
In order to primarily address that particular issue (and perhaps any other issues involving the flipped classroom that might arise) the four of them have kindly agreed to pay a return visit to share how they formed groups, how the groups were used, how they assessed group work, what their successes and problems were, and what they might do differently next time around based on their experiences.
 
Join us for that session on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen Building (at the corner of Euclid and Adelbert). Please use the Adelbert Road doors.
 
Pizza lunch, sodas, and water will be provided at this session. To help us estimate the amount to order, please let us know if you plan to attend each session by replying to this email to ucite@case.edu.