As a student, I wasn't necessarily keen to work in a group with my peers, especially when the group was assigned by the teacher. It was always a risky undertaking and often an uncomfortable experience, if my group mates' work style and work ethic did not match my own.
As an instructor, I certainly assign group work, but I do so with open eyes and a clear understanding of just how fraught the experience can be. Sure, my instructions are clear. The rubric is explicit. But still: It's not always successful, enjoyable or productive for the students.
I want to do group work in my classes better, so I'm here today crowdsourcing your answers to these three questions:
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