Capabilities Associated with University Group-work Activities: Experiential Benefits, Personal Attributes and Practically-acquired Skills

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Sellitto, Carmine (2011) Capabilities Associated with University Group-work Activities: Experiential Benefits, Personal Attributes and Practically-acquired Skills. The International Journal of Learning, 18 (1). pp. 401-410. ISSN 1447-9494

Abstract

This paper reviewed the contemporary literature to identify and document the benefits that an undergraduate student might expect to acquire as a result of participating in university group-work activities. The benefits associated with student group-work projects were partitioned into three distinct types of student capabilities — experiential, personal and skills related. Experiential capabilities were found to be holistic in nature, tending to shape student persona and allowed the student to derive benefits that embodied elements of socialisation, role playing and interactive learning. The personal capabilities noted to be derived from group-work participation allow the individual to develop as an independent entity, whilst practically acquired skills embodied important elements of activity that potentially enhanced student collaboration, resource and time management, leadership and conflict resolution. The paper is an important contribution to the literature noting and documenting the benefits of group-work and segmenting these benefits into distinct areas of student capabilities

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9028
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Keywords ResPubID23343, university, group-work, independence, skills, socialisation, role playing, interactive learning
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