One of the best ways that people learn is by teaching and collaborating with others. We facilitate collaboration in several different ways:

  1. In lecture we'll occasionally use Learning Catalytics to help us understand difficult questions related to the content of the lecture. Learning Catalytics will automatically assign you to small groups (chosen via algorithm) to discuss your answers to these questions. Since "teaching teaches the teacher," everyone in this setting will get some of the benefits of being a teacher.
  2. We encourage you to help each other out on problem sets. While the final product that you turn in must be your own individual work that you have written up in isolation from your partners, you can still seek the help of your peers if you get stuck on a particular part of the problem set. Learning from and teaching your peers is a great way to master the content of the class and foster relationships with your colleagues. Note that this does not apply to the assessment questions, which must be completed independently.
  3. On the replication paper you will choose your co-collaborators. This will give you the chance to write a journal-quality research paper with the help of your peers.
  4. Please participate in the Canvas discussion forum: ask questions if you have them, post ideas if they occur to you, and answer the queries from others.