Lisa Callagher and I were invited to give a Professional Development session by the Innovative Teaching and Learning Group (ITL) here at the Business School. Our topic was Group Assessment.
In previous sessions ITL had folk talk about what they do in regards to group assessment. For example, what happens in BUSINESS 101⁄102 or in MGMT 300.
The brief that Lisa and I had was to explain why we do what we do.
Overall, our message was:
- If students are doing group work that does not mean you need to do group assessment
- Be clear why you are assessing groups; i.e., the educational goals/purpose
- Make sure you have group management/processes in place
Our presentation slides are available if you want them.