COVID team-based jigsaw activity for remote learning


COVID team-based jigsaw activity for remote learning


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Download Background assignment to prepare students to participate in "Grand Rounds" (13 KB)

Download Suggested meeting agenda (27 KB)

Download Roles for group members (19 KB)

Download Template for treatment group PowerPoint presentation (167 KB)

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A narrated presentation describing a team-based inquiry assignment for introductory biology students (science majors). Students conduct independent research on the COVID-19 pathogen and proposed treatments for the disease. Students learn about and apply principles of medical ethics. They then meet with others investigating the same treatment to collaborate on a presentation describing the treatment. Finally, the treatment groups are reassigned to "colloquium" groups under the guise of hospital Grand Rounds to evaluate a variety of treatments, and to select a treatment with the greatest likelihood of helping a critically ill patient.

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Team-based learning, remote learning, case study, introductory biology

COVID team-based jigsaw activity for remote learning