UCTL/Collaborative Small Groups
Collaborative Small Groups
Research suggests that interaction is vital to learning.
Small groups can assist in this process
Small groups do not work automatically
They need to be
- carefully structured
This is true even in physics
“Traditional classroom methodologies have proved to be ineffective when following a methodology where students are passive and mere receptors of ideas”
Roles can help
Small groups can often do problems that are harder than they could do on their own.
There are benefits and challenges from group work.
PAUSE: are there any questions you have about groupwork?