Is peer assessment valid for determining individual grades in group work?

Editor. Attribution. Peter Mellalieu is the Chief Technologist for Peer Assess Pro Ltd. Teachers have long used group projects to improve students teamwork skills and […]

The Positive Feedback Loop that Improves Team Effectiveness

The reinforcing effect of peer feedback on team effectiveness, academic performance and employability in student teams Teamwork is often used in academic settings to help […]

Teammate peer assessment: A fast, fly-past

In situations of group work, how do we – Raise group members’ employability competencies – Minimise free-riding – Identify dysfunctional team behaviour – Calculate a […]

Virtual teamwork – Getting learning right in the age of lockdown

The ‘digital future has zoomed into reality’ as Enda Curran writes in Bloomberg. However, some teachers are challenged to deploy group assignments when their students […]

Accountability: The Key to Successful Group Assignments

When we first introduce the group assignment to our students we establish our expectation for professional teamwork delivered by all teammates. We emphasise that we […]

Four steps for holding courageous conversations in your classroom

When conducting group work, it’s essential to give feedback early in the project. This gives students time to improve before their final mark is provided […]

The 5 pillars of effective group assignments

“Collaborative learning teaches students to work together when the stakes are relatively low so that they can work together effectively later on when the stakes […]

Why do we do group assignments?

Assigning group work in higher education isn’t about reducing the grading workload for teachers. When done right, group work can be a powerful teaching tool. […]

How to build effective teams

What are the components of an effective group? Why do some groups thrive while others fail? Google’s People Operations Department wanted answers to these questions […]

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