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Adjunct Observation Instrument 

Criterion Four - Develops Reciprocity and Cooperation Among Students

Students' learning is tied to their interactions between their instructor and other students.  When these interactions are focused on content-related coursework, the results can be rich, deep learning.


Observers will be looking to find evidence related to:

  • Encourages student questions, involvement, and debate
  • Encourages students to respond to each others' questions
  • Structuring of opportunities for student to collaborate and work together
  • Encourages relevant student discussion to proceed uninterrupted, as appropriate
  • Group work and collaboration are expected regular elements of the student assignments and activities


Identified Resources

Ideas for Great Group Work

Four Types of Group Work Activities to Engage Students

Strategies for Designing More Effective Group Work Assignments

Peer Assessment: Benefits of Group Work

Group vs Collaborative Learning: Knowing the Difference Makes the Difference

A More Strategic Approach to Arranging Students Into Groups