One of the reasons students don’t like group work is because, inevitably, there will be a student in their group who does no work and avoids every meeting – and still gets the same grade as the rest of the group. We call this a “free rider” in group studies. How can we, as teachers, make group work more fair – and how can we make sure that free riders don’t get a free ride? In this episode, Adam and Dinur talk about ways to make that at least less likely, if not impossible.
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Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching Article on Group Work
Carnegie Mellon University Report on Students and Group Projects
Paul Levin Article on Handling Free Riders
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