Designing Assessment to Enhance Student Collaboration
Dr. Sandra Toze
School of Information Management
We create group based assignments to provide students the opportunity to share ideas, to encourage active learning and to give them the opportunity to generate creative and innovative solutions to problems. However many student groups do not meet this potential, and instead work through the divide and conquer method. In this workshop we will discuss the essential elements of collaboration; interaction, interdependence, awareness, shared understanding. Based on my thesis research examining student groups in situ a developing model of group information processes that focuses three key activities - planning, doing, and monitoring- will be explained. This model will be used to suggest strategies and recommendations to enhance student group information processes during group work. This is intended to be an interactive session – please bring your ideas and assignments and we will discuss together.
Killam Library, Room B400
Communications and Event Planning Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching
Tel: (902) 494-6641