The (Usually Ignored) Drawbacks of Group Work (6 sidor)
Vem har inte upplevt grupparbete i skolan? Tom Bennett om varför det kan vara mycket bortkastad tid om inte styrt och välplanerat:
”The claims made by advocates of group work are frequently utopian, because in a real classroom many variables work against the success of any group activity. These include:
- Disguised inactivity. Their inaction is hidden inside the smog of collaborative effort.
- Unequal loading. participation might be profoundly uneven. Some will contribute at glacial speeds, while others will race and caper through every task and subtask.
- Inappropriate socialization. Students may end up competing to see who can discuss the task the least.
- Unfair assessment. Groups, after all, cannot think or learn; that is possible only for individuals.