Here's How - Group Projects
When coordinating your project, Michigan State University has these suggestions:
- Smaller groups are more manageable. Teams of two are easier to coordinate than larger teams, although some courses do groups of 5 or 6.
- It is important to carefully assign the groups based on when students like to work and how they prefer to collaborate.
- Define clear roles, and include peer review of group participation as part of the grade.
- Consider asking students to keep a log of their process and procedures.
- Provide a "panic button" for students whose team members have disappeared, so you can help them decide whether to work alone or connect with another group.
- Provide assessment materials so students are clear about your expectations.