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Creating Effective Student Teams and Assignments

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
Center for Teaching Excellence
Location
428 Armory Bldg
Date
Oct 31, 2012   3:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Cheelan Bo-Linn
Cost
Free, but registration required.
Registration
Registration
Contact
Cheelan Bo-Linn
E-Mail
cbolinn@illinois.edu
Phone
217.244.3859
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With the increased demand for students to work effectively in teams, many instructors have implemented short-term and semester-long team projects in their courses. There are many benefits derived from this type of cooperative learning strategy if key issues are addressed.

  • What are some of the considerations for making this a valuable learning experience?
  • How should teams be created?
  • What are important skills that students should learn?
  • What makes a good team assignment?
  • How do we assess team work?

We'll address these questions and more in this highly interactive workshop. Handouts with sample assessment forms will be provided.

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