Making group-work work: An investigation into strategies for enhancing student task group performance

Caroline Kamau, Abigail Spong

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Abstract

This was a presentation of research funded by a Curriculum Fellowship grant of textbackslashpounds5,000, to investigate ways of optimising student task group performance. Any groupwork, in educational settings or elsewhere, is prone to productivity losses. The poster presented an overview of psychological theories on the topic, the rationale for the research conducted, details about the 2 studies completed, as well as the results and conclusions. Outputs from this research include a series of downloadable tools (a group log, a group contract), a handy guide (for tutors running a course with group assessment, empirical articles (in prep.) and a presentation at an international congress.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolent eXchange, 15 September 2010, Sir James Mathews Building, Southampton Solent University.
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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