Friday, October 6, 2017
Public Thinking Event on Group Work
On October 4, our Public Thinking Event concentrated on the benefits and limits of group work. It's a topic that can get students going, as by and large students often have negative responses to the notion of collaborative work. For the event, they were prompted to respond to a couple of questions about their positive and unfavorable experiences at the universities working with others.
I've long been fascinated by the aversion to group work among students in classroom contexts while at the same time taking note of their deep interests in the results of collaborative projects -- such as music, film, sports, and so forth -- in society. At what moments, however, have students had their most rewarding experiences doing group projects at the university? What has led them to have many negative experiences? Those were the kinds of questions they explored together at the event.
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