GEOS 12
Learning in Groups Winter 2022

Class Details

We will explore theory and practice of learning collaboratively in teams, focusing on both workshop facilitation skills and the skills associated with being an active participant. We will engage with topics relevant to teaching, learning, and academic support through a mix of readings, reflections, and discussions from a variety of academic disciplines including: education, student development, cognitive and behavioral psychology, communication, and quantitative reasoning. This course is relevant to all, but is recommended for tutors and TAs working with students.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 20
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: final project or presentation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: students hired as spring semester tutors and TAs will be chosen first, then students who have been tutors and TAs
Unit Notes: Laura Muller is Director of Quantitative Skills Programs and Peer Support. She has worked in both residence life (as a Resident Tutor at Kirkland House, Harvard University, and as Resident Supervisor for The Jackson Lab Summer Student Program) and as teacher-scholar (3 years at Boston College and 18 years at Wheaton College in Norton MA) before coming to Williams. She is excited to understand and facilitate student learning outside the classroom through her work with peer support on campus.
Materials/Lab Fee: none

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