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Workshop: Inquiry-Based Learning

Inquiry-Based Learning Through Collaborative Group Work

Beth Beason-Abmayr, BioSciences

Collaborative group work can be an effective method to facilitate inquiry-based learning. By scaffolding assignments throughout the semester, students work in teams to progress from structured to open-ended and independent levels of inquiry. In this workshop you will learn about the collaborative group work incorporated into a 300-level elective course in BioSciences. Specifically, attendees will learn about two examples of team-based projects that promote inquiry-based learning and brainstorm strategies to design group projects for their own courses.

This lecture is open to all within the Rice community.

Beth Beason-Abmayr is a Teaching Professor in BioSciences and uses collaborative groups in all of her lecture and lab courses.