What kind of Group Member are you?
If you are a Task Role:
- Information Seeker
- Opinion Seeker
If you are a Social Role:
If you area Dysfunctional Role:
- Help Seeker
Group projects are supposed to teach you about team work and collaboration. Group projects can also help the student develop a host of skills.
Properly structured projects can help the student:
- Break complex tasks into parts and steps
- Plan and manage time
- Refine understanding through discussion and explanation
- Give and receive feedback on performance
- Challenge assumptions
- Develop stronger communication skills.
Group projects can also help students develop skills specific to collaborative efforts:
- Tackle more complex problems than they could on their own.
- Delegate roles and responsibilities.
- Share diverse perspectives.
- Pool knowledge and skills.
- Hold one another (and be held) accountable.
- Receive social support and encouragement to take risks.
- Develop new approaches to resolving differences.
- Establish a shared identity with other group members.
- Find effective peers to emulate.
- Develop their own voice and perspectives in relation to peers.