GRDSCH630 Week 7 Reflection Answers
Week 7 Reflection Answers
GRDSCH 630 B
Active Learning for Engineering Education
Briefly, what key point would you use to motivate group learning
for your students?
- Preparation for real life: engineering jobs and academia all require
- Developing group skills is a learning process like developing any
other type of skill.
- Better to develop these skills where the stakes are low, i.e., in
class, so that you have them in place where stakes are higher, i.e., at
work or on projects where the outcomes really matter and there are major
evil consequences if the group work doesn't go well.
- The benefit of working with classmates is you can achieve more than
individuals working on their own. This is especially important where
confidence is concerned, as groups tend to support their members and foster
risk-taking, such as doing presentations even when this terrifies
- In an engineering setting or any work environment, people solve
problems in groups. When you get a job, you won't have the luxury of
choosing your co-workers. Here, in this class, you'll get a chance to
experience working in groups and develop skills to make group work
- By taking on different tasks in groups, students willl learn many
skills from grunt work to communication.
- You need it to succeed after school and after you graduate.
"Everybody's doing it!" Also, " you don't have to do all the work
- [For when things aren't going so well,] group work allows for peer
review which can help students feel better about the process if their group
isn't doing well together. [Frequent monitoring and review gives
instructors a way to step in and help if group processing skills still need
to be developed.]