NDSU Pedagogical Luncheon Registration:
Thursday October 17, 2013. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Alumni Center
Teaming Up-Learning as Cooperative Experiences. People learn well-often best-in groups, but creating cooperative learning experiences in class can be a challenge. The success of team-based, in-class learning in Purdue First-Year Engineering Idea to Innovation courses, University of Minnesota Active Learning classrooms and many other universities underscores a growing interest in creative strategies for structuring, facilitating, and assessing cooperative learning opportunities. This session emphasizes the instructor's role in designing and implementing cooperative learning across all disciplines. Strategies include individual reflections follow by pair discussion, book ends on a class session, problem-based and case-based learning, and several classroom assessment techniques. Key elements of cooperative learning that are research-based are explained. These include positive interdependence, individual and group accountability, face-to-face interaction, teamwork skills, and group processing.
Presenter: Karl Smith is the Cooperative Learning Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University, and Co-Director of the STEM Education Center and Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His scholarly work focuses on pedagogies of engagement (cooperative learning, problem-based learning, and constructive controversy), teamwork and project management, and building engineering education research and innovation capabilities.
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