Groupwork encompasses any classroom approach where students work in teams to complete a complex task. Key characteristics of successful cooperative learning situations include interdependence, accountability, face-to-face interactions, social skills, and group-level reflection. Examples include the Jigsaw method and Johnson method, where students learn information in diverse teams and then share their newfound knowledge with others. Groupwork is generally effective in enhancing learning, as long as this approach is used in a judicious manner. Groups should be small, mixed in composition, and reserved for tasks that cannot be completed alone. Teachers must plan for groupwork carefully, ensuring that the group approach is characterised by positive interdependence and accountability amongst members. When implemented thoughtfully, groupwork can be a powerful educational tool in addition to fostering social skills amongst students.