Group Work (CTE1008)

Friday, March 10, 2023 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST (GMT -05:00)

Location: In-person (MC 2036)
Facilitator:  Toben Racicot (CTE) and Rachel Beaver (CTE)

Workshop description

Group work is often used as a tool to increase collaborative learning, either through in-class activities or group-based assessments. Depending on the context, facilitating group work can be challenging for TAs and instructors, and students often have mixed experiences with group work. However, group work can help students develop collaborative skills that are transferable to their future careers. In this workshop, we will discuss our experiences with group work and identify strategies that TAs and instructors can use to enhance students' learning in groups.

This workshop is offered on campus to allow you to practice in-person teaching skills or to model best practices for in-person teaching.

Workshop delivery

This session will take place on the Waterloo campus in room MC-2036.

Please read the COVID-19 Information for CTE Workshops and Events webpage, to learn the logistics of attending on campus CTE events.


  • Registration required (if this is your first time using GoSignMeUp, you will need to set up your acccount first)

  • Participants will receive an attendance credit towards the Fundamentals program if they stay for the full live session.
  • We recommend taking this workshop before your first microteaching session.


This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.