Workshop: Teachers learning together
Professor Wesley Shumar visits CED. During his visit, he conducts this workshop with focus on collaborative learning both as a primary means for working out ideas from social learning theory, but also as a means to shift teaching from an individual focus to a group focus.
Time; Wednesday 6th September 1.30pm – 3.00 pm
Venue; Centre for Educational Development, Trøjborgvej 82-84, 8000 Aarhus C, Building 1910 Room 228
Registration; Sign up via this link (registration deadline: 28 August 2023)
Target group; Faculty teachers and CED staff
The workshop is facilitated by Professor Wesley Shumar, Department of Communication, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA.
This workshop will focus on collaborative learning both as a primary means for working out ideas from social learning theory, but also as a means to shift teaching from an individual focus to a group focus. Ideas of group cognition will be investigated. From a practical perspective, the workshop will also focus on how to practically structure collaborative groups so that they enhance group learning.
One of the ways faculty can facilitate student-centered learning is to engage in group projects and group work. But often faculty and students are dissatisfied with collaborative work, students fearing the imbalance of participation in the group work and faculty concerned with how to measure that participation and how to measure the learning. One of the problems is that group work and collaborative work are often not adequately structured for the students.
In this workshop, we will explore different ways to structure collaborative work such that everyone has a role within the work, and those roles shift over time allowing students to experience different aspects of the work. At the same time, we will explore structure that are open enough to allow students to add their own creative ideas and perspective within a structure that gives everyone a place within the collaborative learning.
Barkley, E. F., Cross, K. P., & Major, C. H. (2014). Collaborative learning techniques: A handbook for college faculty. John Wiley & Sons.
The workshop is with physical participation only, and it is held in English.