Using Student Skill Self-Assessments to Get Balanced Groups for Group Projects

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Abstract

Communication abilities, conflict management, and delegation are all important to students' success in the work force. Instructors often simulate situations that give students skills in these crucial areas by assigning group projects. It is often difficult for instructors to select individuals who will work successfully together. Common methods for selecting groups, many of which are ineffective, are discussed. A student self-assessment method used by the authors to group students according to their skills is described. The method, used for two years in both sophomore-and senior-level courses, has been proven to prevent intragroup skill imbalances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-110
Number of pages5
JournalCollege Teaching
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

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Keywords

  • group selection process
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Using Student Skill Self-Assessments to Get Balanced Groups for Group Projects. / Blowers, Paul.

In: College Teaching, Vol. 51, No. 3, 01.08.2003, p. 106-110.

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