5 Tips for successful group work


How do I keep my group members motivated?

Group members need to stay motivated to achieve their goals. When a course runs over a long period of time, it is easy to lose motivation. Here are some ways to keep members motivated.

A learning journal, goals and small rewards help participants stay motivated throughout the course.

How do I keep the course interesting?

Participants stay motivated when what they are learning is presented in an interesting way and when they feel they are part of the process.

Here are some more ideas to keep participants interested:

Using other resources like videos keeps the course interesting.

Remember to include all group members in presenting information to the group. For example, the participants can:

Including each group member in presenting information to the group and in giving examples from their work will help all participants to feel involved and interested in the course.

Each member of the group contributes to the success of the group as a whole. At the same time, they are all responsible for their own learning.

Ensuring skills are applied at work

The idea behind learning new skills and knowledge is that it can then be applied in your work. Here are some ways to make sure new knowledge and skills are carried over into ‘real life’:

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