Group assignments: Improving the experience for students and teachers

Australia/Sydney 10.00am | Wed 5 December 2018
USA/Los Angeles 3.00pm | Tue 4 December 2018
UK/London 11.00pm | Tue 4 December 2018
(Convert the time zone here)

Lee Ridge – Academic Coordinator (Foundation Studies and Diploma of Business) – La Trobe University (Sydney Campus)

Since early 2016, Navitas teachers globally have participated in more than 18,000 hours of professional development in courses run by L&T Services.

Three months after the end of their course, participants are asked to consider what changes they have made to their practice. The Strategy Sessions series invites those teachers to share a learning and teaching challenge and their strategies and learnings from the process.

Each session includes Q&A discussion with the presenter and other attendees to help you connect with others in the learning and teaching community.

While potentially providing students with a great opportunity to collaborate with their peers, group assignments are fraught with the complexity and stress of human interactions, particularly when combined with submission deadlines. As teachers, we often assume that students can ‘magically’ plan and organise group interactions and deliver outstanding assignments on time. How can teachers expect this without providing some guidance about how groups actually operate?

In this event, Lee Ridge will highlight some strategies to increase student collaboration and improve outcomes using group assignments.