collaborative learning or the barn yard project

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Collaborative Learning :

Collaborative Learning The Barn Yard Project OR Using group work effectively in the learning process By Linda Young

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This project will examine how collaborative learning, through the introduction and effective utilization of group work as an instructional technique impacts the students’ learning process.

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A group is composed of three or more people who interact over time, depend on each other, and follow shared rules and norms

What is collaborative learning? :

What is collaborative learning?

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When does this strategy work best?

Informal learning groups :

Informal learning groups

Formal learning groups :

Formal learning groups

Learning/Study teams :

Learning/Study teams

Stages of group development:

Stages of group development

What are the limitations?:

What are the limitations ?

What are the advantages?:

What are the advantages?

best practices:

best practices

What is the role of the educator?:

What is the role of the educator ? The role of the educator changes depending on the activity. There are three main activities that small group teachers have to manage simultaneously : managing the group managing activities managing the learning

Educators should be very clear::

Educators should be very clear : what is to be assessed what criteria will be used to assess the aspect(s) who will apply the assessment criteria and determine marks (lecturer, students - peer and/or self assessment or a combination) how will marks be distributed (shared group mark, group average, individually, combination)

ethical, cultural or gender implications :

ethical, cultural or gender implications

Resources and Research:

Resources and Research http ://teaching.berkeley.edu/docs/making_groups.pdf http://teaching.berkeley.edu/bgd/collaborative.html http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Survey_of_Communication_Study/Chapter_10_-_Group_Communication#Forming_Groups http://academic.csuohio.edu/holcombj/cause/grpguide.html http://www.nadasisland.com/team/benefits.html http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/archive/cl1/cl/story/middlecc/TSCMD.htm#speed http://www.faculty.londondeanery.ac.uk/e-learning/small-group-teaching/the-role-of-the-teacher http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/archive/Cl1/CL/doingcl/grproles.htm http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/solveproblem/strat-groupwork/groupwork-04.html http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/assessinglearning/03/group.html

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