Group Work Skills Ryhmätyötaidot


How to Managing Conflict is one a very important skill. It is said that working with others in groups will (from time to time) involve some conflict. According Picherak (2003) conflict occurs where people have a clash of values, expectations, opinions, interpretations, needs or wants.  It is very true  they write up on University of Brittish Columbia Webpages: Learning to manage conflict effectively will help you in many areas of your life and it is an essential component of your learning through group work.

Remember always that conflict is:
  • natural.
  • uncomfortable for most of us.
  • a barrier to conversation/dialogue.
  • sometimes necessary, even desirable to achieve a truly collaborative outcome.
  • very important to address and not avoid.

7 Essential skills for teamwork

A quide to skills

Developing groupwork skills

Developing Team Work Skills

Cohen, E. G. (1994) Designing Groupwork - Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom. Second Edition, Teachers College Press. (Amazon)

Group Skills (University of Bath)

Group work


Piggott, J. Developing good Team-working Skills. University of Cambridge.

Sherman, R.J. Develop your personal brand through group work skills

Social skills for successful group working

Strategies for Developing Students' Group Work Skills in the Laboratory Class

Teaching in heterogeneous classrooms

Teamwork (University of Bradford)


 Team Work II

Teamwork skills (University of Kent)


The benefits of group work

 What can I do to make group work meaningful?


Pelled, L.H. Demographic diversity, conflict, and work group outcomes: An intervening  process theory. (link)

Sue Smith & Mary Green A Qualitative Study Investigating the Development of Team Working Skills in First Year Physiotherapy Students. (PDF)

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