Konrad Glogowski has written a post following up some earlier posts about group working. There are a range of comments from students (I think they are US High School Students), some his, and some others. He includes a quote from a past student of his who says of a group of students she’s currently working with (having left his class)
The three of them tell each other what to do and how to do it, but none of them want to take charge and do the work – they just want to tell people what to do.
How good to have students who are able to see that in a class! So often, I find, students tell me that they are good group leaders. ..