International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-9501

Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2020, Vol. 11(3) 8-16

Improving Student Participation in Group Project Work: Case Study

Worku Muluye & Seble Tadesse

pp. 8 - 16   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2008-24-0005

Published online: September 30, 2020  |   Number of Views: 279  |  Number of Download: 553


Group project work is a tool to share knowledge and skills among students and it is one way to assess students in a semester. However, a large number of students are not participating in group project work. This paper aims to improve students’ participation and identify challenges that hinder students’ participation in group project work. The primary data were collected by questionnaire and observation data gathering tools. Qualitative and quantitative research approaches and purposive sampling were used. Advanced Database Systems course was selected from the Information Systems Department and 13 groups were formed and each group has 5 members. The questionnaires distributed to all 65 students, and of which 61, were properly filled for analysis. Descriptive statistical analyses of percentage were calculated. The major factors that hinder students’ participation were a shortage of time, lack of interest and awareness, lack of monitoring, group members not given individual responsibility, and assessment method. The introduced interventions to improve students’ participation were creating awareness, distribute project guidelines, assigning roles, monitoring group members’ participation, and prepare assessment criteria. After the implementation of the interventions and there is a great change in the participation of students in the group project work.

Keywords: Case study, group project work, interventions, students’ participation

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Muluye, W. & Tadesse, S. (2020). Improving Student Participation in Group Project Work: Case Study . International Journal of Educational Researchers, 11(3), 8-16.

Muluye, W. and Tadesse, S. (2020). Improving Student Participation in Group Project Work: Case Study . International Journal of Educational Researchers, 11(3), pp. 8-16.

Chicago 16th edition
Muluye, Worku and Seble Tadesse (2020). "Improving Student Participation in Group Project Work: Case Study ". International Journal of Educational Researchers 11 (3):8-16.

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