Tag Archives: group work

Should group work be imposed?

I recently posted some thoughts on what group work is and isn’t good for. At no point did I say it was good for nothing (although predictably my opinion was caricatured as

The ultimate teaching technique

UPDATE: I no longer agree with any of the following. It remains on my blog as a warning against hubris. June, 2016 Maybe it’s just me, but I seem to be encountering

Is it better to be told, or to discover a fact?

I’ve read a lot of blogosphere twaddle about why students don’t learn effectively in groups and the only effective method for teaching is direct instruction. My view is there needs to balance

Why group work works for me

For some time I have been of the opinion that children learn best in groups. This is disputed by all sorts of folk, some of whom are very articulate and thoughtful like

Does group work work?

Have just been reading 59 Seconds by Professor Richard Wiseman (@RichardWiseman) and am rather dismayed to note that contrary to popular belief, but according to scientific research, groups are less creative than