Unit 1: Assessing the value of group work.

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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.

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


Activities

  • 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

Cooperative Learning in a Competitive Environment Classroom Applications

Group Work in the Classroom


  • Discussion on the benefits, and disadvantages of group work for each article. You can find the location for your responses for each article in the Unit 1 topic found in google classroom. For each article, you need to respond to two of three prompts and reply to at least three of your classmates' posts.
  • 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.