Team learning is active learning
Small-group learning works because students are involved at a personal level
Learning in small teams activates senses and makes use of a wide range of thinking and communication skills.
Helping teams learn allows an instructor to nurture capabilities of students
Harness the power of discussion
Tolerance and positive interactions among students from different cultural backgrounds
The exchange and processing of information
Ownership of new knowledge and skills
Opportunities to solve real-world problems
Positive attitudes toward the content
Openness to new perspectives
Motivation to learn
Confidence in one’s social skills
Psychological health (e.g., social development, self-esteem)
Builds confidence in the mastery of the content
conversation quality analysis
content quality analysis
simplified online homework system
early detection of potential issues
Students study real phenomena, not simulations or calculations of models.
Laboratory assignments are genuine experiments with falsifiable predictions and genuine opportunities for discovery.
Teams prepare proposal in response to instructors Request for Proposals
Experiment proposal is given feedback by instructor, and then students do the experiment
Group work is sent back out for anonymous review, & replication of results.
Students teams work together to make valid solutions & build habits of effective collaboration.
Before the class reading and video assignments with discussions
After the class assessment
Detect misconceptions and remediation intervention
Just in time teaching
Focus on concepts — Science literacy: students generate evidence-based understanding of scientific principles
Advanced problem solving and analysis according to Bloom's taxonomy
Critical Thinking: students evaluate the quality of their own, and their peer’s reasoning and work
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