Faculty Development

Faculty Development

Incorporating Group Work

Doing CL (Collaborative Learning) is a comprehensive guide to incorporating collaborative learning activities and group work into undergraduate courses. It considers how and why collaborative learning works, the continuum of collaborative approaches, the roles and tasks of instructors and students in collaborative activities, and information on grading group projects. The site discusses at length how teachers can approach creating groups, factors that make groups work,and why they fail.

Teaching with Collaborative Activities and Small Groups looks at the educational goals and outcomes common to all collaborative activities, how to prepare effective collaborative experiences, and how to prepare students for group work.

Commonly Asked Questions About Teaching Collaborative Activities takes a FAQ approach to explaining when collaborative and group projects are appropriate, helping students learn to work in groups, dealing with group conflict, and grading the process and final product.

During the 2009 - 2010 Academic year two of WMU's instructors presented on effective implementation and use of Group Work in the Classroom during Cool Tools for Teaching. Gwen Tarbox & Jan Gabel-Goes provided a dynamic website where they showcase a collection of tools to assist faculty and instructors implementing and managing group work in their classrooms.

 

 

 

 

Faculty Development
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5232 USA
(269) 387-1725
faculty-development@wmich.edu