Group work can be a powerful learning opportunity, but as we all know it's not without a unique set of challenges. The following handouts and video demonstrate how you can set up a framework to help students avoid some of the common problems associated with group work.
The following handouts come from Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams (Oakley, Felder, Brent & Elhajj, 2004). The handouts along with the video (below) demonstrate how you can reduce the number of issues commonly associate with group work.
Many students struggle in group settings because they have never been part of an effective team. The handouts and video outline specific steps you can take throughout the semester to help your students learn those important skills.
Oakley, B., Felder, R. M., Brent, R., & Elhajj, I. (2004). Turning student groups into effective teams. Journal of student centered learning, 2(1), 9-34.