Example 1: P.K. Imbrie, Purdue University
teaches first-year engineering classes at Purdue University. Section sizes for first-year engineering classes range from 180 to 475 students.
He uses the following technique in these large first-year engineering classes for providing teams with self reflection and group processing (including self facilitation).
- Each individual submits regular (Web-based) reflection reports.
- How have I done as a team member?
- What could I have done to help my team more?
- How have others on my team done as team members?
- What could they have done to help my team more?
- How have we done as a team?
- Each individual has previously submitted reflection reports, such as:
- How did I do on exam one?
- What could I have done to improve my performance?
- How did we do on the last team assignment?
- What could we have done to improve performance?
The Web provides a convenient way of collecting and processing information from a large number of students, and teams that need special or individual attention can be quickly identified.