Course Description

In this course, you will explore what great group work looks like and how it can benefit your students. You will find out how you can lead your students through a successful group work process, how to prepare students for group work tasks and how to overcome some common group work challenges. There are also tips and strategies for incorporating more group work in your classroom and ways for improving existing group work tasks.

This course was developed by Cool Australia in partnership with CISCO (Corporate Social Responsibility)


Target Audience

Primary and Secondary Teachers


Teaching Standards

 3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies: Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking.

4.1.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation: Establish Page 1 and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Start Here

    • About This Course

    • Background to Group Work

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Reflection Task

  • 2

    Module 2 - Group Work Essentials

    • Why is Group Work Important?

    • What are the Benefits of Group Work to Teachers and Students?

    • Reflection Task

    • Group Work in the Australian Curriculum

  • 3

    Module 3 - Getting the Most Out of Group Work

    • Practising Group Work

    • Choosing the Right Task

    • Reflection Task - Choosing the Right Task

    • Preparing Students for Working in Groups

    • Group Roles

    • Reflection Task - Preparing for Group Work

    • Creating Group Work Guidelines

    • Example - Group Work Guidelines

    • Encouraging Communication

    • Stretching Students

    • Assessing Group Work

    • Other Strategies for Addressing Unequal Participation

    • Teaching Tips

    • Quick Check-In

    • Reflective Task

  • 4

    Module 4 - Your Teaching

    • Teaching Resources

  • 5

    Module 5 - Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Reflection Task

    • Your Next Steps

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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