There is no I in a group. In an organization, we all have seen how the productivity of a group is much higher than what an individual can ever attain. Everybody brings a skill to a table and strengthen the groups.
However, I naively thought that this skill could have been easily leveraged to educational institutions. But from my experience over the past 1 semester, I can only safely conclude that I was mistaken.
There is no I in a group. So that means the free-rider, by his virtue of being in the right group can excel without even having to lift his finger. In an organization, the feedback and appraisal kept the free riding under check. But those rules don’t apply in education. What makes matter worse is that few faculty members insist on allocating the groups themselves, rather than give students the freedom to choose their partners (which are usually 6 in number).
So one of the biggest problem I face is “How can I ensure that my group performs to its fullest capabilities” what kind of incentive can I use for such a group?