Groupwork as a form of assessment : common problems and recommended solutions

@inproceedings{Davies2009GroupworkAA,
  title={Groupwork as a form of assessment : common problems and recommended solutions},
  author={Will M. Davies},
  year={2009}
}
This paper reviews some of the literature on the use of groupwork as a form of assessment in tertiary institutions. It outlines the considerable advantages of groupwork but also its systemic associated problems. In discussing the problems, the paper considers issues such as ‘‘free riding’’ and the ‘‘sucker effect’’, issues associated with ethnic mix in groups, and the social dilemma problem—in which students face conflicting demands between altruism and self-interest. The paper then outlines… CONTINUE READING
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