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Palgrave Macmillan

Success in Groupwork

ISBN 9781137013750
Publication Date August 2010
Formats Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Pocket Study Skills

This guide provides students with practical advice and ideas to help them work effectively with other people and get the most out of their group project. It takes the reader from forming a group, working together on a project, dealing with conflict, using online resources through to delivering a group assessment.

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.

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
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