August 18, 2011
Podcast Friday: Group Learning

Students at the University of Minnesota-Rochester often spend class time working in groups

ARW is about to release three new documentaries about the changing face of higher education. This week we talk about the use of teamwork in college classes.

By the time students get to college, they’re expected to be proficient at learning independently, without the support of a group. But at the University of Minnesota-Rochester, group work is a core part of the curriculum. ARW producer Emily Hanford discusses how this emerging program is veering away from the traditional lecture format in an effort to better suit the needs of the modern college student.                                                                     

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IMAGE: College students work in groups at the University of Minnesota-Rochester

Photo by: Suzanne Pekow