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New CFT Teaching Guide on Group Work

We’ve all been there: victims of unproductive and frustrating group work. Perhaps an instructor poses a question, tells us to turn to our neighbor and discuss it, and we all sit silently…because the answer’s obvious and there’s nothing to discuss. Or perhaps we have an end-of-semester project to develop, and two of the four group…

Posted on October 22, 2015 in News, Resource, , ,


What makes group work work?

by Cynthia Brame, CFT Assistant Director We’ve all been there: victims of unproductive and frustrating group work. Perhaps an instructor poses a question, tells us to turn to our neighbor and discuss it, and we all sit silently…because the answer’s obvious and there’s nothing to discuss. Or perhaps we have an end-of-semester project to develop,…

Posted on September 2, 2015 in News, Resource, , , ,


Group work: Using cooperative learning groups effectively

By Cynthia J. Brame, CFT Assistant Director and Rachel Biel, CFT undergraduate intern Print Version Cite this guide: Brame, C.J. and Biel, R. (2015). Setting up and facilitating group work: Using cooperative learning groups effectively. Retrieved [todaysdate] from http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/setting-up-and-facilitating-group-work-using-cooperative-learning-groups-effectively/. Many instructors from disciplines across the university use group work to enhance their students’ learning. Whether…

Posted on August 7, 2015 in , , , , , , ,