Collaboration and teamwork are hallmarks of the Darden experience. Although Darden’s curriculum is known to be challenging, learning teams — groups of five to six students from across the different First Year sections — provide the necessary support to help students work through and understand each case.
Each group is assigned to a specific learning team room, where it meets to discuss the cases before class. Darden students are committed to working with their learning teams to ensure that everyone in the group is prepared to participate in class discussions, and the understanding is more thorough than if students were working individually. Learning teams are not expected to provide all of the answers; rather, students learn how to work within a group while mastering new concepts and skills.
To ensure that each group is composed of students with diverse professional, geographical and cultural backgrounds, learning teams are assigned by the Office of Student Affairs.
Learning Team Video
Learn more about learning team dynamics and how learning teams are put together by watching the following video: