Choosing Team Tasks
Keep course objectives, content demands, and learner skills in mind. Match the task to the situation. Team work is productive when the assigned tasks require higher level thinking skills. Tasks should require students to think critically, challenge each other’s assumptions, explore topics beyond their existing knowledge, and when possible, provide opportunities for creativity.
Qualters, D.M. (2006). IDEA Learning Objective #5: Acquiring skills in working with others as a member of a team.