Facilitating Group Work in Discussions and Labs

Winter 2013 GSI Teaching Orientation
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Materials Used During the Winter 2013 Session

Designing a Background Questionnaire
Identifies ways to assess students so that the instructor can form effective and cooperative groups. 

Case Studies
Case studies of GSI observations of students working in groups.


Additional Resources

Group Feedback Form
Form for obtaining individual feedback on a group.

Fall 2012 Presentation
PowerPoint slides from the Fall 2012 GSITO concurrent session on Facilitating Group Work to Maximize Student Learning in Labs, Discussions, and Teams.

Readiness Assurance Process
Describes the Readiness Assurance Process which is designed to ensure that individual members of groups are accountable to each other and the learning process.

Literature resources on group learning, team-based learning, effective questioning, and cognitive development.

Sample Ground Rules for Small Groups
Contains examples of ground rules that small groups can follow in order to encourage student interaction and discussion.