upc eetac_1 Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Systems and in Network Engineering

Cooperative work, PBL and active methodologies


The story of Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody:  Be sure that someone does it!  

A team of students had four members called Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done.

Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job.

Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realised that Everybody wouldn't do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

From "Learning in teams, a student guide", G. Gibbs, Oxford Centre for Staff Development, Oxford Brookes University, 2004


- These are some ideas on what we expect from you and what you should expect from us. Another useful refernce: Chickering and Gamson 7 Rules for Undergraduate Education.


A paper from Richard M. Felder, "An engineering student survival guide".

 An introduction to cooperative learning, from Roger and David Johnson.

A paper to identify and tackle the kind of problems that may arise when cooperating. The document also contains the five elements of the effective cooperative learning and some frequently asked questions.

A video (20 minutes) on "Teaching Teaching & Understanding Understanding". Part 1, part 2, and part 3.