Students Staff

Learning activity

TitleEducation Insights: Managing Group Work Online and In-person.
CategoryProfessional development
OverviewThis session will look at strategies to facilitate learning in students group work. Lectures, GTAs and tutors often require students to work and communicate in smaller or larger groups in classes, seminars and tutorials. The session would look at strategies to empower students to overcome their fear and the skills academics can deploy to boost students’ confidence and increase engagement with group activities. A review of the current resource available at Essex to support group work activities. The session will also provide you with the pedagogic basis to support your CADENZA application/ PGCHEP portfolio to become a HEA Fellow mainly under D1/ D2/ D3 descriptors. It maps to the following UKPSF Areas of Activities: A1/ A2/ A4/ A5 Learning outcomes By the end of the session, participants will have: 1. Understanding of the values, principles and approaches to group work; 2. Understanding of the process of using group work at Essex; 3. Understanding of the process of managing students’ contributions and developing positive discussions; 4. Have the opportunity to discuss innovative applications to group work; 5. Have the opportunity to share your experience and practice on group work with peers. Who should attend? Mixed audience of academic staff who are relatively new to teaching in HE and those who are more experienced and wish to develop their skills in this area. GTAs are particularly encouraged to join this session. Please note this will be delivered via Zoom.
Learning outcomes
    Book Event 1
    PresenterSamer Gharib
    Date and time13:30 to 14:45 Wednesday 25 May 2022
    Available places22
    Booking instructions
    University of Essex employeeUse the link provided above to book your place via HR Organiser.
    Partner institutionPlease discuss with your point of contact at your Partner Institution in the first instance.
    Student Union contractors; PhD studentsPlease contact the Organisational Development team.