What is collaboration and why is it relevant at university?
During university, students often have to undertake group-based assessments, presentations or projects which are key to developing effective collaboration skills. Collaboration is a much sought-after soft skill by several employers for a range of different careers. This is because collaboration fosters innovation, encourages cognitive diversity and promotes active listening and clear communication. However, students often overlook the benefits of group work due to the perceived challenges associated with working in a team. This includes listening to different opinions and perspectives, time consuming conversations and potential conflicts which may arise.
Here, Gayathri, one of our Student Assessment and Feedback Champions, talks about the benefits of group work in developing collaboration skills and how to make the most out of group work at university.