Facilitating Group Work in Diverse Classrooms
The cultural landscape of Canadian university classrooms has shifted dramatically in the past decade. Today’s classrooms are diverse communities that engage students in teamwork and collaboration across cultures and disciplines. Research on multicultural group work has shown that these teams may feel less comfortable but ultimately perform better than monocultural teams. During the session we will explore a set of learning activities and tools that participants can use when facilitating group work in their disciplines. Participants will (1) learn concrete strategies to scaffold group assignments and help students navigate the interpersonal challenges of cross-cultural collaboration and (2) help students articulate what they learn from intercultural team experiences.
This workshop will be facilitated by guest speaker Aisha Haque, Associate Director (Graduate Education), Centre for Teaching and Learning, Western University. All Huron facutly and staff are welcome.
A light lunch will be provided. RSVP to email@example.com by Friday January 3.