REFLECTIVE PRACTICE OF THE GROUP ASSIGMENT WE UNDERGONE


REFLECTIVE PRACTICE OF THE GROUP ASSIGMENT WE UNDERGONE

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE OF THE GROUP ASSIGMENT WE UNDERGONE

 

Description: For an assessed written group-work assignment, my group and I decided to divide the different sections between us so that we only had to research one element each. We expected we could just piece the assignment together in the afternoon the day before the deadline, meaning that we didn’t have to schedule time to sit and write it together.  We had given ourselves enough time before the deadline to individually write our own sections, however we did not plan a great deal of time to rewrite if something were to go wrong.

Feelings: Before we came together and realized we still had a lot of work to do, I was quite happy and thought we had been smart when we divided the work between us. When we realized we couldn’t hand in the assignment like it was, I got quite frustrated. I was certain it was going to work, and therefore I had little motivation to actually do the rewriting. I’m feeling satisfied that we decided to put in the work.

Evaluation: The things that were good and worked well was the fact that each group member produced good quality work for the agreed deadline. That contributed positively to the group’s work ethic.

Analysis: I think the reason that our initial division of work went well was because each person had a say in what part of the assignment they wanted to work on, and we divided according to people’s self-identified strengths. In reality, it ended up costing us far more time than expected and we also had to stress and rush through the rewrite. 

 

 

Conclusion: I learned that when a group wants to divide work, we must plan how we want each section to look and feel – having done this would likely have made it possible to put the sections together and submit without much or any rewriting.

Action: When I’m working with a group next time, I will talk to them about what strengths they have. This is easy to do and remember in a first meeting, and also potentially works as an ice-breaker if we don’t know each other well. Next, if we decide to divide work, I will insist that we plan out what we expect from it beforehand. I’m confident this current experience will be enough to remind me to suggest this if anyone says we should divide up the work in the future. 

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE OF THE GROUP ASSIGMENT WE UNDERGONE

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  • Type : Research Guides
  • Published by : All Project Materials
  • Date : September 26, 2022

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