Holding Students Responsible for What Happens in Groups

Many teachers avoid using group work because they fear what happens when students work togetherósome group members donít contribute, others contribute too much, thereís no in-depth exploration of issues, some members donít deliver, others donít show up, group meetings are more social events than work sessions, disagreements get personal, and so goes the list. When problems like these emerge, the students who care register complaints with the teacher. The question then is, whoís responsible for fixing whatís going wrong in the group?

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