In this activity, students work in groups (3-5 students per group) to investigate local library design.Groups choose a specific library building to study, and each group must collect data on the library’s design (through guided tours, photos, online research, etc.). Data collection is done outside of class. In class, students bring their raw data to their group and work together on assimilating the data and creating a 15-20 minute-long presentation on their assigned library. The instructor uses class time to answer questions and guide students with their projects. Students present their library project in front of the entire class and receive peer feedback on their projects. Finally, groups submit their project for evaluation by the instructor, and also perform a small survey to evaluate themselves and their group members with respect to their participation in the group work.
Students will be able to:
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