Effective student collaboration depends on group members’ ability to recognize and to adopt various roles. Students need to be able to recognize behavior that may be hindering the group. They must also be able to adopt roles that assist the group with its task as well as those that promote harmony among the members.
There is an alternate view on how to deal with roles in a group. It suggests that some basic roles should be assigned to members of the group by the teacher. Here are some examples. (more…)