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Building Successful Teams with Active Learning Strategies

Monday, March 19, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


Active learning instructional strategies engage students in teamwork through application and evaluation, foster professional soft skills and problem-solving experiences and improve discipline-specific competencies. Taught incrementally, teamwork is an accessible context for students to encounter a variety of topics and assignments.

How does all of this actually work in the classroom? A series of assignments appealing to a range of learning styles and strengths moves student teams ahead in course benchmarks and team development, and students actively create and evaluate their interactions, contributions, and goals, increasing the likelihood of productive knowledge transfer and fortifying their time management, communication, leadership, and conflict resolution skill sets. Lindsay McManus will share experiences with active learning deliverables that support characteristics of successful team participation and product.



Lindsay McManus
Department of Management, Center for Business Communication
Darla Moore School of Business

Lindsay McManus is a Clinical Assistant Professor at USC's Moore School of Business. Her professional experience includes academic support management, international student advising and consulting, workplace training, and editing. She teaches Professional Communication and works as a Center for Business Communication Faculty Consultant.



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