Q. Why do lectures make us work in groups?



We do realise that some students do not enjoy working in groups, especially when the outcome is being assessed. 

However, advantages include: 

  • It develops your employability skills as, In the work place, you will be asked to work with colleagues who you may not know and you will be expected to get on with it and successfully complete the task.  
  • Working in a group allows you to investigate academic subjects in-depth and produce work which is more detailed than working alone.
  • The more you work in groups you will begin to understand potential conflicts and how these can be managed (this is a frequently used interview question too).

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  • Last Updated 24 Jan, 2019
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