|Originally posted by enydo |
I was lucky in that my school is generally pretty tough to get into, and once you're there, if you're not up to snuff you will be weeded out in the first two years. It's a lot rarer to get someone that's a complete slackjob, especially when you get further into your degree.
Group work was really important for a lot of us though. Working with others on projects and studying in groups helped you learn a lot of information that you may have missed, or not learned in the first place. Of course this only worked when your group was productive and actually intelligent. I never really had an issue in any groups I was in, but I know of people with horror stories.
I think its the forced thing that makes it hard. Like, teamwork is something that is useful to learn for the workplace (which is the 'reason' they give group work), but in what workplace are you grouped with a bunch of idiots who weren't interviewed and would never be hired... ever
I've only stopped having (complete) idiots in my class this year, as I'm doing honours.