Students' Experience of Working in Diverse Engineered Groups: Panacea or Pandora's Box?

  • Duty, D. (Speaker)
  • Bejan Analoui (Speaker)
  • Varsha Patel (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Group work has been widely adopted in business schools and is lauded for having various pedagogic merits. Yet there is considerable debate as to how to best form groups to achieve benefits while mitigating difficulties.
Within this paper we examine the use of an engineered group allocation method for student groups undertaking a yearlong group project within a second year undergraduate research methods module. We address two primary research questions:
1. What were students’ experiences of the engineered group experience?
2. What impact did the group allocation method have on students’ learning?
Period8 Jun 2016
Event titleInternational Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe: Leadership, Diversity and Changing Practices in HRD in a Global Context
Event typeConference
Conference number17
LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational