2. Aims and Objectives Aims
For participants to:
explore issues regarding adult learning groups
analyse and evaluate Tuckman’s theory of group dynamics.
3. Aims and Objectives cont. Session Objectives
By the end of the session participants will have:
critically analysed and reflected on the nature of groups, and their own experiences of them
developed a comprehensive understanding of Tuckman’s model of group development and critiques of this model
related theories of group dynamics to practices in teacher education
critically analysed behaviour patterns identified as challenging or problematic
developed methodologies for introducing trainee teachers to working with groups.
4. Two Features
Two features are essential to a group.
A common identity – usually a common purpose – … for all its members.
Interaction between the members allowing for the development of shared attitudes and feelings, some emotional involvement, a minimum set of agreed values or standards.
For many groups there is a third factor – successful groups feel they are moving forward in some way.
5. Groups A train carriage full of commuters
A football match
A family reunion
A teacher training class
A cinema audience
An Equality and Diversity Committee
A Weight Watchers weigh-in