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Free-riding in Group Work - Mechanisms and Countermeasures

Börjesson, Per Ola LU ; Hamidian, Ali LU ; Kubilinskas, Eligijus LU ; Richter, Ulrike LU ; Weyns, Kim LU and Ödling, Per LU (2006) 4:e pedagogiska inspirationskonferensen, 2006 In [Host publication title missing]
Abstract
Studies have shown that group work offers great

possibilities for deeper learning compared to some more

traditional teaching formats [1], but it can also lead to some new problems such as free-riding. Different aspects of group psychology and behaviour as well as impropriate group sizes can be used to explain why and how free-riding develops in groups.

With careful course planning teachers can seriously discourage students from free-riding. Especially the grading system should be carefully chosen not to promote free-riding but to stimulate deeper learning
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  abstract     = {Studies have shown that group work offers great<br/><br>
possibilities for deeper learning compared to some more<br/><br>
traditional teaching formats [1], but it can also lead to some new problems such as free-riding. Different aspects of group psychology and behaviour as well as impropriate group sizes can be used to explain why and how free-riding develops in groups.<br/><br>
With careful course planning teachers can seriously discourage students from free-riding. Especially the grading system should be carefully chosen not to promote free-riding but to stimulate deeper learning},
  author       = {Börjesson, Per Ola and Hamidian, Ali and Kubilinskas, Eligijus and Richter, Ulrike and Weyns, Kim and Ödling, Per},
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  keyword      = {SoTL},
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  publisher    = {Faculty of Engineering, LTH at Lund University},
  title        = {Free-riding in Group Work - Mechanisms and Countermeasures},
  year         = {2006},
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