Why is group work important?
Collaboration and cooperation allow you to learn from and benefit your peers by pooling expertise. In groupwork, you will learn more about yourself as well as the topic. Working successfully with others towards a common goal is a skill of value throughout your working life.
How do we do it?
Figure out what everyone in the group is good at, so that each person can play to their strengths. Brainstorm the task, establish clearly what needs to be done, create a timeline for completion and then meet in person or online regularly to share progress, knowledge and resources.
Learning OutcomesIn this course, you will:
- Appraise your skill and attitude to working in groups.
- Discover tips and strategies for reducing conflict and working more harmoniously in teams.
- Explore how processes and digital tools supports the success of teamwork.
This course should take around 1.5 hours to complete. There are different activities marked 'Activity (x mins)' which you need to complete. Some of these have multiple steps.
Please have post-its and/or paper and some pens with you as you work through the activities.
How to Enrol and Navigate
Watch the short introduction video below on how to enrol onto the course and navigate the content.
Use the 'Click here to enrol on this page' button to be awarded a digital badge for completing this course.
To achieve a completion badge, you must engage with all the activities. Activity completion will be gathered from selected activities that will be automatically ticked as you engage with the activity.
Click here to enrol on the page
Not a Solent student?
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Key terms for group work
At some point during your degree you will be asked to coordinate with several of your peers to achieve a set task that is greater than a single person can manage. You will need to organise, communicate and negotiate to do this successfully.
Click on the words below to see a description of what they mean in the context of your university studies.