What is group work?

Group work involves students working collaboratively on set tasks, in or out of the classroom. Group work includes:

  • any learning and teaching tasks or activities that require students to work in groups
  • any formal assessment tasks that require students to work in groups.

Group sizes can vary from pairs to large groups of students. This guide deals with small groups (pairs and small teams of three to six). While the focus is on the face-to-face environment, much of the content also applies to larger groups or the online context.