Group work

Aug. 8th, 2017 03:18 pm
liv: Cartoon of a smiling woman with a long plait, teaching about p53 (teacher)
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I'm on a mission to redeem group work in education. I expect this to be controversial among many of my friends. So if I'm right and lots of you have terrible memories / experiences of being made to do bad group work, I invite you to comment here and tell me what was bad about it. Do you think it's just awful, or are there problems that might be fixed? I believe strongly that while it can be dire, it can also be great, or perhaps I might phrase it as, there are things that look like group work superficially but are actually great.

Because I'm on a mission this may turn into a more formal research survey at some point, but in that case I'll pose the question in a formal context with ethics and everything. Right now I'm just trying to gather some opinions and not just rely on my own ideas. Plus I am eye-deep in paperwork and I could do with some distraction, so do rant away.

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Date: 2017-08-08 02:23 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Three times in four, I ended up doing the bulk of the work.

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Date: 2017-08-08 02:30 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
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I think more the former than the latter, but occasionally we got to help define our groupmates' grades with a survey on who did what. (I assume the teachers compared these between groupmates to figure out who was trying to bullshit them.)

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Date: 2017-08-08 04:46 pm (UTC)
slashmarks: (Leo)
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I've always hated self-eval surveys because giving myself the grade I actually deserve is borderline-immoral behavior in my culture, I *have* to underestimate myself and overestimate other people. Professors usually don't understand that they should bump up my estimation of myself and down my estimation of everyone else to get my real opinion.

Which, there's no reason they would; but I'm still not going to write down my real opinions, that would be like, idk, not washing my hands or punching someone in the face or something.

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