In the second week of training we thrashed away at a new set of monsters, and began to learn about our Active and Passive skills. The simulation brought out the importance of learning o t h e r team member’s skills. Also strategy was decided by consensus, with good results. I wonder how these translate to classroom groups.
The best part of the session was the follow up discussion. I learned several useful things from other people, and located valuable resources, especially, CATME.org’s useful tools for assigning and evaluating group members (http://info.catme.org/) and Barbara Oakley, Richard M. Felder, Rebecca Brent, & Imad Elhajj, “Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams,” Journal of Student Centered Learning 2, no. 1 (2004): 9-34, who both review the literature and give models of paper forms.