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1 Fine Tuning the Group Activity Using the 4S Structure Allison Hosier Information Literacy Librarian Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC

2 Todays lesson We will be learning about the 4S Structure by going through example activities that use this structure.

3 What is the 4S Structure? The 4S structure is a piece of Larry Michaelsens Team-Based Learning model. It is the recommended structure for collaborative group activities for this model. The 4Ss can be used as part of Team- Based Learning in a course that meets multiple times or adapted for one-shot sessions.

4 What does the 4S Structure Look Like? Significant ProblemsSame ProblemsSpecific ChoiceSimultaneous Reporting

5 In your teams… Think about your experience with group work both as an instructor and as a member of a group. As a group, create a list of: The top 3 things you LIKE about group work. The top 3 things you DONT like about group work You will be asked to report your answer.

6 Results Like Dislike

7 How was the 4S Structure Used? Significant ProblemsSame ProblemsSpecific ChoiceSimultaneous Reporting

8 Identifying Scholarly Articles

9 You have been given the printout for two articles from a library database. They have been labeled A and B. One article is from a scholarly, peer-reviewed source. The other is from a non-peer reviewed source. In your team, decide which you think is the scholarly source based on the information in the printout and what you know about peer- reviewed articles.

10 How was the 4S Structure Used? Significant ProblemsSame ProblemsSpecific ChoiceSimultaneous Reporting

11 Why does the 4S Structure work? Significant ProblemsSame ProblemsSpecific ChoiceSimultaneous Reporting

12 Evaluating Sources

13 Pretend you are doing research on the September 11 terrorist attacks. You have been given a printout for a book found in the librarys catalog. Decide in your teams whether you think this would be a good source for the example research topic. Give the source a grade based on your evaluation where A is the best possible grade and F is the worst.

14 How was the 4S Structure Used Significant ProblemsSame ProblemsSpecific ChoiceSimultaneous Reporting

15 Copyright Trivia

16 On the next slide, you will be shown a true/false question related to copyright. Discuss with your team whether you think the statement shown is true or false. You will be asked to report your answer.

17 True or False It is possible to copyright an idea.

18 True or False It is possible to copyright an idea.

19 How was the 4S Structure Used Significant ProblemsSame ProblemsSpecific ChoiceSimultaneous Reporting

20 Questions? Allison Hosier Information Literacy Librarian Coastal Carolina University

21 Questions? Significant ProblemsSame ProblemsSpecific ChoiceSimultaneous Reporting

22 Selected Resources Jacobson, T. E. (2011). Team-based learning in an information literacy course. Communications In Information Literacy, 5(2), Michaelsen, Larry K., Arletta Bauman Knight, and L. Dee Fink, eds. Team- Based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching. Sterling, VA: Stylus, Parmelee, D. X., & Michaelsen, L. K. (2010). Twelve tips for doing effective team-based learning. Medical Teacher, 32(2), doi: /


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