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Helping college students get the most out of their talents, is challenging even without the ongoing uncertainty of the post-Pandemic landscape. Shyness, lack of comfort with the subject matter, and fear of having their ideas dismissed, can all keep students from expressing their ideas as fully as they, and we, would like. This can lead to non-completion or plagiarism of assignments. In group settings, it can lead to one student “taking over” the project, or the rest of the group “pushing it off” on one member. Constructing groups and/or assignments based around relevant assessments, namely Myers-Briggs and “The Six Working Geniuses” (Wonder; Invention; Discernment; Galvanizing; Enablemement; Tenacity) addresses the problem by letting individuals utilize their talents, while gradually increasing their comfort level with their “frustrations.” All types of groups in all disciplines can utilize the practice. No additional equipment/expertise is needed beyond what instructors are already using.
Myers-Briggs; 6 Working Geniuses; Assessment; Group work
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Altman, James, "Making Group Work Work: Constructing Groups and Assignments Based Around Relevant Assessments to Increase Student Success" (2022). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 181.
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