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Quantification of Influences on Student Perceptions of Group Work

Butt, Adam

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How students perceive group work is closely correlated with the benefits of group work experience. However, a great variety of influences affect student perceptions of group work. This study quantifies the impact of various influences on the effective working, learning assistance and enjoyment of group work. This is done by analysing 206 responses to a survey of students in a course in actuarial science. A mixed ordered logit model is used to explicitly quantify the effect of various exogenous...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorButt, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-27T03:25:23Z
dc.identifier.issn1449-9789
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/220013
dc.description.abstractHow students perceive group work is closely correlated with the benefits of group work experience. However, a great variety of influences affect student perceptions of group work. This study quantifies the impact of various influences on the effective working, learning assistance and enjoyment of group work. This is done by analysing 206 responses to a survey of students in a course in actuarial science. A mixed ordered logit model is used to explicitly quantify the effect of various exogenous and endogenous influences on perceptions of group work. Student perceptions of group work are most heavily influenced by course design decisions regarding the scaffolding provided to groups, the expectation about whether or not they will enjoy group work, and their role undertaken in the group, including their level of effort (but not quality) relative to other group members. Implications for teaching practice are discussed.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Wollongong
dc.rights© University of Wollongong 2018
dc.sourceJournal of University Teaching and Learning Practice
dc.source.urihttps://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol15/iss5/8/
dc.subjectHigher education
dc.subjectgroup work
dc.subjectteamwork
dc.subjectcommunication
dc.subjecttraining
dc.titleQuantification of Influences on Student Perceptions of Group Work
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume15
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor130303 - Education Assessment and Evaluation
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3102795xPUB2790
local.publisher.urlhttps://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol15/iss5/8/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationButt, Adam, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
dc.date.updated2020-11-02T04:22:33Z
local.identifier.thomsonIDWOS:000453425800004
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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