Group Work vs. Teamwork
There are some difference between group work and team work. Team work is less about 'me' and more focus is on 'we.' Teams come together to work towards a common goal. Team members have a shared understanding, ownership and contribution. The image below represents the varying dynamics in a group vs. team.
Image retrieved from Rosanna Nadeau
“With a group, the whole is often equal to or less than the sum of its parts; with a team, the whole is always greater.”
Oakley, B., Felder, R., Brent, R. and Elhhajj, I. (2004). Turning student groups into effective teams. Journal of Student-Centered Learning. Volume 2, No. 1. pp. 9-34.