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Success in Groupwork

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 128
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Pocket Study Skills

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Paperback - 9780230272309

15 August 2010

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Ebook - 9781137013750

21 July 2010

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Using examples of real students’ successful group projects, this succinct and supportive guide will help students tackle group assignments with confidence. Bite-sized chapters take students from forming a group and...

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Using examples of real students’ successful group projects, this succinct and supportive guide will help students tackle group assignments with confidence. Bite-sized chapters take students from forming a group and establishing roles through to dealing with conflict and delivering a group assessment. The book contains practical advice on making decisions and active listening, alongside opportunities to reflect on progress and identify opportunities for improvement.

This is an essential resource for all students who are expected to produce a group project as part of their course, regardless of their level or discipline.

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Shows students what to expect from groupwork and includes pragmatic guidance on coping with the main challenges associated with it, including communication, organisation, workload and conflict

Contains relatable examples from various disciplines and useful checklists to help students get the most out of their groupwork experience

Supported by a wealth of online resources, from icebreaker activities and further reading suggestions to examples of group assignments and sample assessment criteria

Introduction
Acknowledgements
PART I: GETTING READY FOR GROUPWORK
Why Groupwork Is Used In HE
Key Challenges For Groups
What You Can Do Beforehand
PART II: CREATING THE TEAM
How Groups Are Selected
Making A Positive Start
PART III: ORGANIZING YOUR GROUP
Understanding The Task
Organising Meetings
Making Decisions
PART IV: COMMUNICATION
Reading The Group
Effective Personal Communication
Constructive Debate
Dealing With Conflict
PART V: ASSESSMENT AND REFLECTION
Satisfying Assessment Criteria
Reflecting On Your Experience
Writing Up Your Reflection (Or Some Such)
Troubleshooting Guide
References
Useful Sources
Index.

Additional resources, including icebreaker activities and examples of group projects, can be found on the companion website at https://www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Hartley-Success-In-Groupwork/

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PETER HARTLEY is Professor of Education Development at the University of Bradford where he runs the educational development team. Formerly Professor of Communication at Sheffield Hallam University, he has a longstanding interest in interpersonal communication and student groups, both in terms of theory and the development of practical support and resources. He has devised and produced innovative multimedia to enhance students skills and was one of the team who planned and developed the award-winning 'Making Groupwork Work' online resource, working with colleagues from the LearnHigher Centre for Excellence (CETL).

MARK DAWSON is Student Development Co-ordinator with the Learner Development Unit at the...

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PETER HARTLEY is Professor of Education Development at the University of Bradford where he runs the educational development team. Formerly Professor of Communication at Sheffield Hallam University, he has a longstanding interest in interpersonal communication and student groups, both in terms of theory and the development of practical support and resources. He has devised and produced innovative multimedia to enhance students skills and was one of the team who planned and developed the award-winning 'Making Groupwork Work' online resource, working with colleagues from the LearnHigher Centre for Excellence (CETL).

MARK DAWSON is Student Development Co-ordinator with the Learner Development Unit at the University of Bradford. After studying Geography and Earth Science at the University of Edinburgh, he worked at Leeds Metropolitan University with responsibility for managing the student experience, from pre-entry out-reach to final year graduation, co-ordinating activities designed to engage and develop students at all levels of study. He is an experienced facilitator and has supported students with a wide range of personal and academic-related issues.

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