Group work

Aug. 8th, 2017 03:18 pm
liv: Cartoon of a smiling woman with a long plait, teaching about p53 (teacher)
[personal profile] liv
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 03:42 pm (UTC)
lilysea: Serious (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilysea
Oh, I should note we didn't have any formal mechanism for complaining about group members not doing their work,

but I was so incensed that I spoke quietly to the tutor after class and named names, and she went "Yeah, I could tell from both the written report and the writing style of the oral report that it was all your voice/tone/words and not anyone elses. We can usually tell who did the work and who didn't."

We still all got the same grade, though, workers and nonworkers.

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