Find information about working with study groups at AU Educate
Well-functioning study groups do not necessarily happen automatically. At AU Educate, you can find tools to help you support the work in study groups both when forming the groups and when facilitating their work.
Help is available at AU Educate both when forming the study groups and when the group work is in progress. The CED has developed a theme about study groups and below we have compiled some links from AU Educate and AU Studypedia about working with study groups.
Forming study groups
The work of putting together study groups can be facilitated in many different ways and with different purposes. One of them is to divide the students into groups based on their academic interests to make it easier for them to unite around a project that everyone in the group finds interesting.
At AU Educate you can also download a teaching plan on how to form study groups and a teaching plan on how to set the framework for collaboration in study groups, which you can adjust to your own teaching.
Additionally, at AU Educate you will find a handout for group agreements. The purpose of the group agreement is to help the students collaborate. The aim is to reduce the number of conflicts and problems and to focus on academic collaboration.
Create good conditions for success
Once the study groups have been established and have started working together, you can provide the students with tools for their group work. For example, you can direct them to the page on ‘Good collaboration’ at AU Studypedia where they can find tools for joint note-taking techniques and help with conflict management.
The study group can also be a good place to start if you want to strengthen the students’ academic community. You can read more about this at AU Educate where you can find inspiration on how to strengthen the study groups’ academic community.
Want to learn more?
If you need help forming well-functioning study groups, the CED also offer a workshop for anyone responsible for establishing study groups.