Working in groups? A must-see.
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Via the eagle-eyed Matt Lingard at LSE in his post on the JORUM Teaching and Learning Competition winners, here’s a series of videos from the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (Bradford, Leeds, Brunel) on Making Group Work Work.
“Rob, Vikki, Shireen, Muzz and Delia have been randomly selected to work together to develop a presentation entitled ‘The barriers to learning’. It’s not an easy ride. The following 10 episodes show the journey, from their first meeting through to their impressions of the presentation and working together.”
Click on Episodes to see them; each has a number of discussion points and some have commentaries (audio and text). If you have some trouble, there’s also support with accessing the videos (top section of the menu).
More about the awards, including more winners and runners up.
Update: watch the videos above in conjunction with this perceptive and somewhat machiavellian piece on participant behaviour at meetings by Venkatesh Rao (via Stephen Downes)