Staying Connected: a toolkit to support student groupwork

Swingler, M. and Pringle Barnes, G. (2022) Staying Connected: a toolkit to support student groupwork. Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service (LEADS) CPD Workshop, University of Glasgow (online), 17 February 2022.

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Group-work is increasingly common in higher education and develops essential graduate skills in collaboration, communication and problem solving, skills commonly sought by employers (Daly et al, 2015). However, the group work process can be challenging for students (Chang & Brickman, 2018; Wilson et al, 2018), and staff face the challenge of supporting groups remotely in the pivot to online and blended learning. Building on the outcomes of previous projects (Graham & Pringle Barnes, 2020) and the University group work policy (2018), we co-created a toolkit on effective group work with students. Drawing on the toolkit, this workshop will focus on practical activities to support group work, such as allocating group roles, improving communication and encouraging group reflection. By the end of the workshop staff will be equipped with resources to help address the challenges of group work in their own teaching context, as well as resources to support students to work collaboratively.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pringle Barnes, Dr Gayle and Swingler, Dr Maxine
Authors: Swingler, M., and Pringle Barnes, G.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
College of Social Sciences
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Author(s) 2022
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors
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