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Analytic Teams
Essential Characteristics:   Pages:
Primary Mode Collaborative 207-211
Activity Focus Variable
Duration of Activity Single or Multiple Session
Online Transferability High
Description and Purpose

'Analytic Teams' is a collaborative learning technique in which team members assume roles and specific tasks to perform when critically reading an assignment, listening to a lecture, or watching a video. Roles such as summariser, connector (relating the assignment to previous knowledge or to the outside world), proponent, and critic focus on the analytic process rather than the group process (which entails roles such as facilitator, timekeeper, and recorder).

This technique is useful for helping students actively engage in the different activities that constitute a critical analysis. It can be particularly effective when it is used with roles that exist within the norms of the discipline. Giving students structured roles to play can increase participation among all members and equalise participation between active and less active contributors.

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