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Success in Groupwork
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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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Table of Contents

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.

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This book is fantastic. The information contained in such a tiny little book is enormous. I have used it to help me write an essay about team work for university.' - Amazon review

About the Author

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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'This book is fantastic. The information contained in such a tiny little book is enormous. I have used it to help me write an essay about team work for university.' - Amazon review

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