Creating a Study Group

When I create study groups in my classes I create a sign-up sheet. Students can create their own groups (no more than 4) and they must fill in their information on the sign-up sheet. This helps me keep track of the groups and also determine students who are not in groups.

I also find it important to give the groups some in-class time to talk with each other. It can be difficult for groups of students to meet due to their class schedules, work schedules, and family lives.

Douglas College distributes a informative document on creating effective study groups. The information is geared towards students but as instructors we could promote this information in class.

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About simoncrothers

I am an Australian who moved to British Columbia, Canada with my family in 1998. After completing my undergraduate degree in mathematics and computing science at Simon Fraser University, I moved back to Australia for several years. During this time I completed a Masters in Computational Mathematics and began my teaching career in mathematics at the University of New South Wales. In 2010, I moved back to Canada and taught computer science at Douglas College for three years. I am currently regular faculty in the Computer Business Systems department at KPU. I have also taught some courses in the Business and Quantitative Methods department at KPU. In my spare time I like to spend time with my wife Jami, who I met in Australia, our three year old daughter Lillian, and our newly born son Aiden. I also like to indulge in the occasional video game and I am involved in various self-employed web development projects.
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