Facilitating Group Work
About this topic
Well-designed student group work activities can provide rich learning experiences that enhance subject specific knowledge in addition to developing a range of essential skills and attributes.
Group work also provides means for effectively engaging and assessing large numbers of students.
Key considerations when developing group work include:
- Is it clear to all parties why group work is an important and appropriate approach?
- Will students know what constitutes “good” team-working? If not, how will students become informed?
- Are the expected outcomes reasonable and clear?
- Do you assess the product or process of the work? Furthermore, what balance is needed between recognising individual contribution against overall group outputs.
- How do you monitor group progress and manage conflict within groups?
This topic provides direct access to examples of the numerous approaches available to create practical and effective group work activities. Further resources and ideas to support such activities are also included.
Published 23 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read
Arrendeep Gill and Rachel Barker
Published 21 Jul 2021 • 7 mins read
This Pecha Kucha presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference discusses teachers facilitating connection between learners in order to create purposeful learning environments.
TopicsWays of learning | Designing for distance learners | Delivering blended programmes | Facilitating group work |
Dr Annabel Cartwright
Published 17 Feb 2017 • 11 mins read
Dr Cartwright talks through how the School of Physics and Astronomy introduced a problem-based learning module to help with improving the employability skills of students undertaking the degree.
TopicsFacilitating group work
Dr Anna Sydor and Dr Dominic Roche
Published 23 Jul 2021 • 7 mins read
This Pecha Kucha presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference explains how they have designed a healthcare postgraduate module using a flipped classroom model approach, in which students are provided with all the learning materials at
TopicsWays of learning | Flipping the classroom | Delivering blended programmes | Facilitating group work |
Rhys Pearce-Palmer, Sian Eddy & Louise Miles-Payne
Published 17 Jan 2020 • 42 minutes read
One of the workshops delivered most frequently by the Enterprise & Start-up Team is about business models. The workshop allows students to discuss and develop business models, improves their commercial awareness and provides the tools they need to
TopicsEnterprise & Employability | Facilitating group work |
Dr Vicki Stevenson
Published 01 Jan 1970 • 7 minutes read
Dr Vicki Stevenson, of Cardiff University's Welsh School of Architecture presents at the 2019 Learning & Teaching Conference, hosted by the CESI, a case study on: Transformation to “Experiential Learning”
TopicsWays of learning | Flipping the classroom | Facilitating group work | Small group teaching | Large group teaching | Delivering lectures |
Dr Kate Exley
Published 20 Apr 2017 • 40 mins read
An introduction to demonstrating in practical, laboratory and fieldwork classes.
TopicsFacilitating group work
Dr Duncan Cole and Dr Richard Jones
Published 14 Jan 2019 • 30 mins read
Dr Duncan Cole & Dr Richard Jones
Published 18 Jan 2019 • 30 mins read
This best practice document aims to provide advice on how to get the most from using a curation platform, and indeed identifying whether a curation platform is right for the job you have in mind. We present this as a series of key consideration with
TopicsFacilitating group work | Small group teaching | Large group teaching |
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