ERIC Number: EJ1085998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Republication of "Why Some Groups Fail: A Survey of Students' Experiences with Learning Groups"
Fiechtner, Susan Brown; Davis, Elaine Actis
Journal of Management Education, v40 n1 p12-29 Feb 2016
The issue of group learning has become an even greater concern in recent years as more college and university professors have begun to incorporate specific group assignments (i.e., assignments which require that students meet as a group and equally contribute to a final product) into their class requirements. The purpose of the present descriptive report (based upon the 1984 survey by Fiechtner and Davis) is, therefore, to identify some of the reasons for students' negative reactions to group work in the classroom. Hopefully, the information reported here will aid instructors in evaluating the source of any problems they have experienced in using group work and enhance the development of better group-oriented classes and assignments.
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Student Surveys, Cooperative Learning, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Group Activities, Class Activities, Grading, Feedback (Response)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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