Group projects are where you learn a certain subject for a period of time and do a project based on it. Group projects include skills such as teamwork, trust and responsibility. Students get a chance to learn new things by research and from people they are working with.
Firstly, you would do normal classes about a certain topic for 5 lessons and then on the 6th lesson they can prepare their individual notes based on what they know about the topic. Then on the 7th and 8th lesson they will prepare a project in groups of 3-5. They will share their facts and write down any new ones they research. This could be done as a PowerPoint, movie, paper presentations, plays and many more. Once they have prepared, they will present it to the class and the class can critique on it. After this, they can improve and be levelled on what they know and how well they presented it.
Lastly, they can conclude on what they did well and what they could improve on. This affects everyone especially students as they learn more and progress independently and they can learn more about the subject through peer teaching. The teachers will see great progress.
So overall, group projects enhance students learning. Group projects are also a good way of going over ideas and facts for revision!
By Siobhan Barnsley