Studio Sessions Overview:
- We gather as a community in studio session to learn from each other.
Our community includes:
- Our community is egalitarian in terms of learning: all of us will
and all of us should try to provide answers.
- The idea is to challenge each other
and to share what we discover.
- You are free (downright encouraged) to collaborate in this
- Primarily within your small group of 3-5 people
- Secondarily with any group in the class
- As much as you like with the instructor and TAs
- In studio, the instructor's mission is to observe, interact,
and work with groups.
- How you think, work, and arrive at a solution is
more important than getting the right answer. Thus, the instructor
and TAs will observe you throughout the exercise and offer
- The help you receive may be incomplete at any given time, so that
you can work through more of the solution on your own. Do not
hesitate to ask for more help.
- In studio, the student's mission is to acquire new knowledge
and skills by the collaborative solving of problems.
- You are not graded on whether you get wrong
or right answers on this exercise.
- You are graded on your level of participation in studio.
- Participation is defined as
- Asking questions, at any level, of any person in the studio
- Discussing possible solutions with people in the studio
- Helping somebody in the studio solve a problem
- Presenting or demonstrating your solution to people in the studio
- Documenting your group's experiences in studio
- Please eliminate external stimuli (cell phones, IM, Facebook)
during studio. Please devote yourself to learning, mastering, and
extending the material for the session.
The results of your studio session are to be reported and documented
in a file that you save in your workspace. You are to print and turn
in one copy of that report for your group. In the descriptions of
the studio exercises, verbs like report and document are
indications of activities you should summarize and discuss in your report.
In your groups, take turns documenting results, looking over shoulders, and
staffing the keyboard.
It is unacceptable to copy anything without understanding it. At any point,
the TA or instructor can point to something you've done and ask you why
it works, or change it and ask what would happen with the modification.