Managing Student Groups

Laura A. Fleet, Ph.D.

December 7, 2006

Video Segments

  1. should you examine how you manage groups?
  2. What do students think of group work?
  3. What is social "loafing"?
  4. How can you promote group cohesiveness?
  5. How can you design and assess group work?


Sometimes group projects challenge teachers as much as they challenge students. Many a teacher has struggled to resolve personality conflicts among group members, to ensure that all members do their share, to keep groups on schedule, and to evaluate members fairly. That is why this presentation examines common problems with group work and offers practical solutions.