Paper airplanes in class: A collaborative, guided, inter-disciplinary task in analysis and use of evidence

Bim Angst

Abstract


Low-stakes group activities requiring students to follow directions and to collaborate in a fun, play-like task have rich potential for instructional follow-up based on observable evidence that students accept easily and enjoy analyzing, discussing, and writing about. This task can be used across disciplines and with astonishingly varied course content, as it serves very well to acquaint students with the challenges of following directions, collaborating, managing projects, writing and revising, and using scientific methods. This task is for resident courses, as physical presence is required.

 


Keywords


collaboration; evidence; analysis

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ISSN 2163-3177

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