Forming and Managing Student Teams

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In this session, we explore the use of teams and team dynamics in the classroom. We discuss scientifically proven methods of forming and managing teams, and share personal examples of various practices and their consequences. 

Dr. Matthew Ohland, Purdue University

While the use of teams in the classroom has become more common, many faculty let students pick their own teams and leave teams on their own to figure out how to manage team dynamics. Scientifically proven methods of forming and managing teams will be discussed, leaving time for participants to discuss various practices and their consequences, both positive and negative.