Effective Group Work
(Up to 60 minutes)
How to develop effective group work in your class.
In this module you will:
reflect on reasons for sub dividing a class and how it can improve learning outcomes
identify conditions for successful group work
plan how to develop effective group work in one of your classes
Please use the presentation below to further explore the effectiveness of using group work. This presentation also addresses challenges of group work in a virtual learning environment.
Read through the checklist for group work.
Reflect on your own experience of using group work.
When have I used group work in a class?
Did I 'teach' the class how to work as a group?
Could the task have been completed if the pupils had not engaged effectively as a team?
Think about your own classes and take the opportunity to plan changes you may considering making.
Am I currently using group work effectively with my classes?
When I have used groupwork have the pupils enjoyed it?
Are there some topics that would lend themselves more to groupwork?
What could be the main challenges of groupwork in your classes (assessing progress, full group participation, time)?
How can these challenges be addressed?
What planning will I have to do?