Exploring the Impact of Group Study on Student Learning
There is evidence within various disciplines that students can learn from each other and that peer-study is useful in promoting student success. We have been conducting a study to probe the impact of compulsory group participation on student performance and attitudes in general chemistry. In this session, we will discuss the structure of the study groups we have utilized and share the results obtained over the past year. We will outline benefits and difficulties of using group assignments and consider how peer-focused learning can be incorporated to emphasize cross-discipline connections. The participants will be asked to take part in a group activity and contribute feedback regarding student group assignments.
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