collaborate

Topic: Collaborative Learning

Outcome(s) Activities Measure(s) Materials

Essentials:

 

1. Participants will identify new techniques, potentially including use of technology, to create pedagogically sound, student satisfying, collaborative experiences.

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Conference attendance

 

Guest speakers

 

Integrate at least one module / week of content between two classes currently being taught by same instructor

Participants will build a rubric, appropriate to the collaborative context, to identify satisfaction indicators for both academic and social needs.

Primary: Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty 2nd Edition (Barkley / Major / Cross, 2014)

 

Secondary: Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence Website

Savvy:

 

1. Participants will co-construct a “collaboration idea book” for Saint Leo University faculty and students.

 

2. Participants will integrate at least one new collaborative experience in an existing class.

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Integrate at least one module / week of content between two classes currently being taught by different instructors.

Participants will add at least one collaboration idea to the crowdsourced idea book.

 

Participants will evaluate their collaboration experience(s) as well as a peer experience(s).

Sage (optional):

 

1. Participants will construct a curriculum for adjunct faculty which demonstrates the most effective practices for collaboration in any modality.

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Determine if existing collaboration rubrics are satisfying to teacher and student alike (academic vs social, etc).

Produce a curriculum plan with student collaboration theory, assessment, activities, and presentation assets. Primary: Learning in Adulthood – Part 1 (Caffarella / Baumgartner, 2005)