What are the advantages and disadvantages of small groups of students working together on a school project?
In the past, the education curriculum consisted of only soliditary learning. What I mean is that in the past students were only burying their noses under stacks and stacks of books. They were only under one roof-the roof of their school. Their education curriculum did not require them to be involved in group work. However now ,in the working world, what employers look out for is an employee to be able to work in a team and that is what exactly the current education curriculum inculcates Thus, firstly, having students work on school projects is extremely essential as it will lay the “infrastructure” for the students to be able to meet this expectation.
There are many advantages to having small groups of students work together on a school project,not to mention disadvantages as well. However what exactly is a small group? A small group would mean that there are are 3-4 students in a group.
Having small groups of students work together on as school project would enable students to coordinate their different ideas easily and come to a common conclusion with much ease. Although it is indeed true that having more heads to think would be feasible ,often, students face conflict when they have to coordinate these many ideas. In such a big group,perhaps a group that consists of more than 5 members, students might have to meet tricky situations whereby students cannot agree on a common idea and might even have rifts during group meetings,if a common conclusion cannot be met. Hence,in my opinion having small groups of students working on a school project would enable a common conclusion to be reached much easily.
Secondly, working in small groups would enable students to have specific roles rather than brief roles when compared to working in big groups respectively. Take for an example from my personal experience, I have worked in both in groups of 4 and...