Group work, problem, project and enquiry-based learning

Why use group work?

There are many reasons why group work is useful for learning. It encourages social skills, articulation and discussion and develop skills valued by employers. 

Promotes negotiation, communication, respect & student collaboration. (Gibbs: 1995) 
Increases ownership and student autonomy. (Johnson et al: 1991)
Tests knowledge through articulation and discussion. (Williams et al: 1991) 
Facilitates work aligned authentic tasks. (Careers Guardian) 
Develops employability skills valued by employers. (Target Jobs) 
Encourages social integration and well-being. (Jaques: 2000)

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Assessing group work

For resources on assessing group work please visit our assessment page.



Project, problem and enquiry based learning