About the course

This course is designed as a “how to get it right” guide for tertiary lecturers and tutors working with student groups.

Topics covered

Facilitator Jill Clark will take course participants through the essential elements of effective group work with practical exercises in the morning. The afternoon session focuses on the issues of appropriate assessment design and methods, as well as effective monitoring of groups to promote participation, accountability and fairer outcomes for students.

This course is developed from the Ako Aotearoa project, Co-operative learning lecturer training programme, funded through Ako Aotearoa’s Central Regional Hub.

Course outline

This course can be run online or face-to-face.

  • Online version: This course takes place online over three weeks and includes three one-hour, online Zoom sessions. In total, this course should take an average of 10 hours of learning.
  • Face-to-face version: A full-day workshop from 9.00am - 4.00pm.


Who is this course for? 

It will have broad appeal and value to practitioners across the tertiary education sector – anywhere students are encouraged to work in groups.

About the facilitator

Jill Clark is an honorary research associate at the Wellington Institute of Technology, and has been involved in research into cooperative learning (group work) in the diverse New Zealand tertiary environment for the past 10 years.

She has presented numerous workshops and conference papers on Co-operative Learning, and has published at national and international level.

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