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ERIC Number: EJ962340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
An Evaluation of a Group Project Designed to Reduce Free-Riding and Promote Active Learning
Swaray, Raymond
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v37 n3 p285-292 2012
Group projects are recognised as effective means of engaging students with work-related skills and promoting cooperative learning. This paper reports findings of a small survey--a group project designed to reduce problems associated with the process of production of group goods and services: free-riding and monitoring participation level. The survey elicits information on students' perception of the group project, random group membership and intra-group random selection of presenters of their group report. A compilation of summary statistics of the survey data shows that the design and evaluation of the project helped to reduce free-riding and incentivised students to monitor the group members' level of commitment to the project as well as their understanding of the assignment. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom