Who are the best people to ask about group work?
So I put out a tweet to a really high quality group: The Tweachers…
Here’s what came back:
David Didau (@learningspy) “Effective Group Work” which was endorsed with a re-tweet of this link by Eric Wareham (@developingTandL) plus a second link from David here: “The Ultimate Teaching Technique” and “Why group work works for me”
Robin Trangmar (@yrathro) sent links to documents in Dropbox:
Alex Battison (@alex_battison) tweeted: “Hi Zoe, harkness tables, at Exeter Philipps university (and prolific at Wellington college), are good things to investigate…they have rules to create group work that is completely student led. I have also looked to develop this in my lessons…students have created a list of rules for effective group work.”
Paul Sturtivant (@paulsturtivant) tweeted: “Is your ScaRf NEAT? Successful group work Roles for learning Noise Equipment Attitude Time”
So, if you’re doing some thinking, maybe some action research or simply reflecting on learning design and considering what ‘quality group work is all about, here’s some resources to keep you going…not a bad effort for a Sunday afternoon. And all the while, this rich vein of expertise was flowing in, I was walking in the sunshine in a beautiful National Trust Property…who has time for educational Twitter?