Advances in Health Sciences Education
Channon, S.B., Davis, R.C., Goode, N.T. & May, S.A.
This study aimed to explore the determinants of success or failure for undergraduate student teams and to find a “good group” through considering three aspects of group success: the task, the individuals and the team. It was concluded that student groups differ in measures of their effectiveness as teams independent of their task performance. On the basis of this the authors suggest that groups who achieve high marks in tasks cannot be assumed to have acquired team working skills, and therefore if these are important as a learning outcome, they must be assessed directly alongside the task output.