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The following resources are designed to help you assess and develop your students' understanding of working with others.

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CREATING YOUR TEAM

An overview of some tips for creating your team. It covers some of the steps to take at the outset of a group work project to ensure that the group works together effectively.

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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Advice on how to communicate effectively, particularly in a group working environment. Areas covered include active listening, body language and clarity of expression.

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FARMERS COMMUNICATION EXERCISE

This is an exercise in effective communication (particularly listening) and organisation skills. Participants are given partial information and must communicate with the group to find a solution to a problem.

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GROUND RULES FOR GROUP WORK

An overview of things to consider when setting ground rules for a group work project. It covers rules around personal conduct and working practice, as well as an outline of why setting group rules is a useful exercise at the start of a project.

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GROUP ORGANISATION

A classroom exercise in group organisation. Students are asked to create a template agenda for use in their project meetings.

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GROUP PROJECT MANAGEMENT

An overview of tips to effectively manage group work projects. It covers breaking down the task, scheduling and setting deadlines, communicating and monitoring progress.

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GROUP WORK BOOKLET

This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to student group work. It covers topics such as how and why groupwork is used in HE, getting started with your group, personalities and roles, communication, dealing with conflict, reviewing progress and making decisions.

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LEARN HACKS

The animations are all based around the themes of productivity, curation, discovery, collaboration, impact and transferable skills. It is to highlight the many ways students can engage with technology to improve their learning experience.

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LISTENING SKILLS AUDIT

This short activity helps students assess their own listening skills. The audit can be completed either online or on paper

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MAKING GROUP-WORK WORK

An online video resource following a group of students through their group work project. It features ten episodes, each of which includes reflection and discussion points, and links to further information and activities.
It can be used as part of a tutor-led session, or for students' independent learning.

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MEETING ROLES FOR GROUP WORK

An overview of some of the roles in group project meetings. Includes an outline of responsibilities for chair, record keeper, time keeper and task manager.

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NOTEMAKING IN LECTURES

A student helpsheet describing a process for effective strategies for notemaking in lectures. Includes notes on preperation and process.

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OBSERVING CONVERSATIONS

This resource offers a session plan, which aims to help students develop conversation styles and techniques, based on effective use of questioning styles and to appreciate the impact of body language. This activity is designed to be used in a workshop relating to listening and interpersonal skills, particularly relating to active listening, establishing and maintaining conversations and the impact of body language.

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QUESTIONING STYLES

This activity is designed to help students to understand and be able to identify different styles of questioning: open, closed, leading and probing. This activity is designed to be used in a workshop relating to listening and interpersonal skills.

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SIX STEPS TO SUCCESS

A presentation outlining a whole new approach to successful study. The six steps are:

S = Study Techniques and practices
O = Overview
C = Creativity
C = Communicate effectively
E = Emotions
R = Review, review, review

Also includes a booklet for students' reference, and some suggested activities to follow the presentation.

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TEAM RULES EXERCISE

An activity to get students thinking about what group rules they might want to set for the project groups.

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THE CDE PRESENTATION MODEL

The session is designed to simplify presentation making by dividing it into three elements that need to be considered when preparing: content (what to deliver), delivery (how to deliver it) and engagement (how to engage the audience). By the end of the session, students gain confidence in their ability to present effectively and have a better idea regarding how to share their knowledge in a way that will resonate with their audience.

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