Author Topic: Group work that may REQUIRE student collaboration  (Read 2429 times)

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Offline karenmin

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Group work that may REQUIRE student collaboration
« on: February 07, 2012, 12:58:42 PM »
Recently, I have noticed how students do not enjoy working together in groups or even pairs. When I asked my students to discuss in groups or do a task together, they divided the task into several pieces for the sake of "efficiency."
I wanted to find an activity that would make students to work together and collaborate without thinking that they are wasting their time, and I found this activity from the Internet. It seemed similar to what we did in ESL service courses--we had a debate on a fairy tale deciding whether Jack or Ogre was the bad guy from the "Jack and the Beanstalk."
I think making students work in groups by giving each roles would work better than expecting one single outcome.