As many of us are students, or have been, I was wondering what your experiences and opinions of group work are. I currently have a group work assignment at uni and I am about to metaphorically hurt my group members as a result of frustration. Some people are just so lazy.
@map_891 , I think groupwork is a universally awful experience that universities use as some sick excuse of a character building exercise, lol. I’ve found that groups get a bit more functional a few years into your degree, but for now you should speak to your tutor about whats going on. They can probably give you some tips on how to motivate your other group members, and if everything does fall apart then at least your tutor will know that you were actually putting in the effort! Good luck with it 🙂
A lot of universities are starting to do peer evaluation forms, where you can let tutors know if a group member hasn’t been contributing as much. I’ve done this, but you feel a little guilty afterwards! 😐
@EggplantEmoji That is awesome! 🙂 I have to say, when I was teaching, group work produced the best projects! My students (in digital media) came up with the most amazing, complex projects. Better, I think, than they could have done alone. Sarah
I always think a facebook group message is the best way to go.. possibly not as professional as using uni email accounts but definitely gets peoples attention. How annoying is it to constantly be getting notifications from a group message!? Highly effective! 😉
@blithe I found that through my music and design degrees I had amazing groups – everyone was on level and committed. My business/marketing on the other hand….. Perhaps it was because of a larger cohort but there was a lot of slackers, slow learners and general duds to be in a group with.