Effective Group Work

Justin Bernstein, CTL Graduate Fellow, Philosophy

Wednesday, October 22 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: Group work can be a very effective teaching tool. At its best, it allows all students to cooperatively grapple with the material and to take a more active role in their education. But group work can also go awry. The goal of this workshop is to help TAs reap the benefits and avoid the burdens of group work. During the workshop, we will examine the benefits and pitfalls of group work, determine what sorts of classroom goals are amenable to or call for group work, examine different group structures, and assess these structures with an eye to what we hope to achieve.
All graduate students are welcome. Counts towards CTL Teaching Certificate.