Episode 98: Making Team Projects Work (Part 2) with Dr. Tim Franz and Dr. Lauren Vicker
In episode 98 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Tim Franz and Dr. Lauren Vicker continue discussing how to make team projects work. In part 1, they shared what to consider when creating team projects and what you can do to increase student success.
In part 2, we dig a little deeper into this process. They kick things off with a conversation about why participating in groups is so important for students. Then Lauren and Tim share recommendations for feedback, assessment and grading team projects.
- Why group projects are so important and how to help students see the value of teamwork.
- Tips for feedback and assessment.
- The role of peer review in the group project.
- How Lauren and Tim designed a team project for one of their courses so you can see how they plan, organize, and assess student learning.
- Check out Tim and Lauren's website to get more resources about teamwork.
- Get the book! Making Team Projects Work: A Resource for High School and College Educators* (Read Chapter 1 here)
- Read the Inside Higher Ed article summarizing the findings from the AAC&U survey: What Employers Want
- Download the Top 10 List for Successful Team Projects (pdf).
- Read Tim's LinkedIn article Tools for Teams: What's in Your Toolbox? which includes links to 5 different tools teams can use.
- Watch the video Giving Feedback: Helping Team Members with Peer Evaluation
- Connect with Lauren on LinkedIn
- Connect with Tim on LinkedIn
- Check out the Making Team Projects Work Facebook page.
Email Tim and Lauren: makingteamprojectswork@gmail.
- Read Barbi's blog post about the group resume activity.
- Join the free Lecture Breakers Facebook group
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