Dr. Amy Parks – Innovation 20/20 series

“Designing Productive Groupwork Tasks for Undergraduate Education”


Dr. Amy Parks: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
2:00pm, 631 Aderhold

Although considerable evidence suggests that students learn more when they engage with others, often groupwork tasks devolve into unrelated conversations or result in one or two people taking over. This talk, grounded in sociologist Elizabeth Cohen’s work on status, discusses particular strategies for designing and implementing intellectually engaging tasks in which all students learn and participate.


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