Assign students specific roles that rotate frequently when they are working in groups to promote interdependence and ensure that each student gets practice in each role.

  • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) recommends assigning students the roles of manager, spokesperson (or presenter), recorder, and strategy analyst (or reflector).
    • If students are not evenly split into groups of 4, you can have multiple students serve as each role or individual students serve as multiple roles.
    • Check out the POGIL project implementation resources page for more information about how to use POGIL in your classroom.
  • Because of the enforced rotating roles, all students must contribute equally to the project.
    • Additionally, other students can’t slack off while one student completes the whole project, which is a common problem with group projects.

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External Source
Interview with Peter Drake