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Assigning Students in Group Work Projects. Can We Do Better than Random?

  Group work projects are increasingly used in higher education, but there is little guidance on how best to allocate students to groups. If groups can be engineered to contain compatible people, then the process of group work may be easier and more productive. The Honey and Mumford learning styles questionnaire provides a quick and easy way in which students might be classified into purportedly complementary categories. This paper discusses a comparison of the performance of student groups formed randomly, with those formed using the learning styles questionnaire. We found no significant differences in the performances of these two sets of groups, and we discuss some possible reasons for this.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 January 2000

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Informa UK Limited

  • DOI:

    10.1080/135580000362043

  • Cross Ref:

    10.1080/135580000362043

  • ISSN:

    1355-8005

  • Library of Congress:

    LB2300 Higher Education

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    378 Higher education

Citation

Huxham, M., & Land, R. (2000). Assigning Students in Group Work Projects. Can We Do Better than Random?. Innovations in education and training international, 37(1), (17-22). doi:10.1080/135580000362043. ISSN 1355-8005

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Keywords

Learning style questionnaire; Teamwork; Decision-making; Interpersonal relations.

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