Working in Groups
The aim of this course is to give students some strategies for effective group work. There is a short video on students’ attitudes to working in groups and why teachers want students to work in groups. There is a comprehension quiz, vocabulary exercise and transcript. This course covers CEFR B1 competencies in terms of Goal-Oriented Co-operation such as ‘making opinions and reactions understood’ & “inviting others to give views on how to proceed” (CEFR 2007).
Darren is the eLearning and Multimedia Co-ordinator for English Language Programs (ELP) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Darren has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics, specialising in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Darren worked with Rena Frohman, a Language and Learning Advisor from QUT International Student Services and Helen Jones, a QUT Student Welfare Officer (now retired), to write the scripts for the Cultural Bridge videos on the MOOEC, conduct student feedback, and arrange video production and post-production in association with QUT eLearning Services. Darren also designed the quizzes and reflections.