November 18, 2022

Enhancing Group Work: Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practice

HAQEF will host a series of online seminars, which will explore Group Work management and experience, considering the challenges, the opportunities and best practice from faculty, student, and Quality Assurance perspectives.

The three seminars will include presentations and discussions by learners and representatives from a number of HECA Colleges.

Seminar Series Goals

  1. Provide delegates with an overview of quality assurance considerations in the design and deployment of group work assessments
  2. Provide delegates with insights into the experience of managing group work and strategies of responding to challenges.
  3. Give space for the learner voice and experience to reflect on their experience in group work activities and the challenges and opportunities they encounter within this assessment strategy.
  4. Explore the challenges and opportunities of diverse classroom groups in group management and success.
  5. Consider the best forms of group work for different contexts.

Session Summary and links to register:

2. 16th February 2023 (1pm) - Student Perspectives: Division of Labour or Laborious Divisions. To register click here

3. April 2023 - Better Group Work: ‘Divide and Conquer’ or ‘Every Chef in the Kitchen’

HECA’s subgroup, HAQEF, is hosting an online seminar series on the topic of Group Work: Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practice. The first session, for 8th December 2022, is looking at perspectives and experiences with designing and deploying group work in practice.

The session will be held over lunchtime on Thursday 8th December, and following an introduction to group work quality assurance considerations, the session will involve three academics briefly presenting on their experiences. These will start with a very brief introduction to the discipline area/ context, and then include challenges experienced, and some successful or unsuccessful strategies to resolve these, and some recommendations or tips for best practice. The three speakers will be from different subject area domains, providing an opportunity to recognise that no single strategy may apply to all contexts, and different areas may require different approaches.

The second session will be held over lunchtime on 16th February 2023, and will be a round table QnA of learner perspectives and experiences with group work. This will involve a panel of learners from a number of HECA Colleges discussing their experiences with group work and how this has been deployed for them, including challenges, positives, successes and failures.

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