Episode 77: Tips for Designing Collaborative Learning Experiences and Group Work with Dr. Alexandra Mihai
In episode 77 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Alexandra Mihai joins us to talk about why collaborative learning is important and what we can do to make it a more successful experience for students.
How do we help students feel more ownership of the process? Should we intervene when group members encounter problems or have disagreements? Should we let students form their own groups or should we assign groups? We discuss these questions and more!
If you plan to use collaborative learning and group work in your course, then this episode is definitely going to help you think about what to consider as you start planning.
- What the difference is between collaborative learning and group work.
- How to help students value group work and take ownership of the process, not just the product.
- The importance of different types of feedback and why you should consider using reflection and debriefing when planning group projects.
- Tips for creating and managing successful groups.
- Read Alexandra's blog post Collaborative Learning: Ready, Steady, Go!
- Check out The Educationalist website
- Connect with Alexandra on Twitter
- Join the free Lecture Breakers Facebook group
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