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Each episode includes at least two video clips, in some cases more. The clips are short and to the point and are designed to provoke discussion or individual reflection on the learning outcomes defined for the episode.

To make it easier to locate the most appropriate video clips, the following list provides direct access to the clips for each episode as well as identifying the learning outcomes (click on the video-tape image to view the video clip).

Episode 1 -The first meeting

Link to this video clip Five students meet for the first time.
Link to this video clip Delia describes her first impressions.
Link to this video clip Muzz describes his first impressions.
Link to this video clip Rob describes his first impressions.
Link to this video clip Shireen describes her first impressions.
Link to this video clip Vikki describes her first impressions.
Link to this video clip Approaching the initial meeting in a more positive and productive way

Learning outcomes:

Main topics:

  • First impressions
  • Reading body language
  • Group composition
  • Assumptions and opinions

Sub topics:

  • Barriers to communication
  • Managing discussion
  • Ground rules

Episode 2 - Getting started

Link to this video clip Allocating tasks to meet their goal
Link to this video clip Twenty minutes later.

Learning outcomes:

Main topics:

  • Planning
  • Allocating of tasks
  • Facilitating discussion

Sub topics:

  • Contributing/inclusion
  • Listening without interrupting
  • Checking understanding

Episode 3 -What is our approach?

Link to this video clip Planning how they are going to do it
Link to this video clip Delia - How is it going so far?
Link to this video clip Muzz - How is it going so far?
Link to this video clip Rob - How is it going so far?
Link to this video clip Shireen - How is it going so far?
Link to this video clip Vikki - How is it going so far?

Learning outcomes:

Main topics:

  • Decision making
  • Maintaining focus

Sub topics:

  • Discord within a group
  • Managing difficult situations
  • Intercultural communication

Episode 4 -Managing conflict

Link to this video clip Conflict is preventing the group from progressing with the task
Link to this video clip Rob reflects on a recent interview.

Learning outcomes:

Main topics:

  • Causes and effects of conflict
  • Managing conflict
  • Leadership and roles

Sub topics:

  • Importance of communication and interpersonal skills when managing conflict
  • Misinterpreting information

Episode 5 -Meeting the tutor

Link to this video clip Poor communication between students and tutor
Link to this video clip Alternative versions of tutor and group interaction.

Learning outcomes:

Main topics:

  • Seeking help
  • The tutor’s role
  • Student and tutor interaction
  • Productive discussion

Sub topics:

  • Spotting the warning signals
  • The ‘no show’

Episode 6 -Shaping the presentation

Link to this video clip Defining the content and format of the presentation
Link to this video clip Video of using powerpoint presentation

Learning outcomes:

Main topics:

  • Productive discussion
  • Delivery style
  • Defining roles

Sub topics:

  • Presentation techniques
  • Contingency plans
  • Inclusion

Episode 7 -Participation and sub-groups

Link to this video clip Questioning commitment.
Link to this video clip Vikki gives her views.

Learning outcomes:

Main topics:

  • Participation
  • Sub-groups
  • Attitudes and assumptions

Sub topics:

  • Contingency
  • Personal relationships within groups
  • Blame culture

Episode 8 -Assessing group work

Link to this video clip Assessment of the project.
Link to this video clip Delia - What are your views on the assessment of this project?
Link to this video clip Muzz - What are your views on the assessment of this project?
Link to this video clip Rob - What are your views on the assessment of this project?
Link to this video clip Shireen - What are your views on the assessment of this project?
Link to this video clip Vikki - What are your views on the assessment of this project?

Learning outcomes:

Main topics:

  • Individual contribution
  • Group assessment
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment
  • Tutor assessment

Sub topics:

  • Group dynamics

Episode 9 -Support and Feedback

Link to this video clip Feedback session turns into a tense argument.
Link to this video clip Feedback session is positive and helpful.

Learning outcomes:

Main topics:

  • Group discussion
  • Giving feedback
  • Peer support

Sub topics:

  • Group coherence
  • Intercultural communication

Episode 10 -Evaluating the experience

Link to this video clip Delia - How did the presentation go? Now that the project is finished, what are your thoughts regarding working as a group?
Link to this video clip Muzz - How did the presentation go? Now that the project is finished, what are your thoughts regarding working as a group?
Link to this video clip Rob - How did the presentation go? Now that the project is finished, what are your thoughts regarding working as a group?
Link to this video clip Shireen - How did the presentation go? Now that the project is finished, what are your thoughts regarding working as a group?
Link to this video clip Vikki - How did the presentation go? Now that the project is finished, what are your thoughts regarding working as a group?
Link to this video clip Tutor feedback - How did it go? Could it have been better? What will you change for future group projects?

Learning outcomes:

Main topics:

  • Group dynamics
  • Analysis
  • Lessons learned

Sub topics:

  • Group issues on the day
  • Tutor input
  • Assessment