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ERIC Number: EJ897459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-7627
"No Offense, but They're Not Experts!": Preparing Students to Collaborate in Groups with Anticipatory Case Studies
Lynch, Ellen; Polich, Susan
Journal of Faculty Development, v23 n3 p37-42 Sep 2009
One of the major challenges to collaborative work in higher education is that students typically enter college classrooms in the United States without the skills they need to be productive group members. Additionally, students' attitudes about the value of collaboration with peers are frequently negative due to unsuccessful prior experiences working in groups. This article provides a discussion of the use of anticipatory case studies as a strategy to transition students into productive collaboration by challenging them to consider how they learn, the potential barriers to successful group work, possible solutions to these barriers and the development of group ground rules. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States