Unit 1: Assessing the value of group work.


Unit 1: Assessing the value of group work.

Target objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, participants will:

1. Identify situations when group work is appropriate.; and

2. Understand the value of group work in terms of students engagement, and learning.


  • Join the Google Classroom with the code: iok3dft
  • Read the following articles

Top 10 reasons students dislike working in small groups … and why i do it anyway

[http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/pdf/ijtlhe121.pdf Cooperative Learning in a Competitive Environment: Classroom Applications]

  • Discussion on how learning environments affect motivation (post your thoughts and opinions and respond to others under the assignment tab on Google Classroom).
  • Classroom Design Activity. For this assignment, you will be asked to design your dream classroom. You will be asked to provide a rationale for every aspect of your classroom and your focus will be on creating a positive learning environment that promotes intrinsic motivation in your students. Submit your classroom design on Google Classroom under the assignments tab.