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Group Projects How to Be Successful. A guide for group leaders. Group Projects This is what we don’t want to happen!. Introduction. Overview. Ice Breakers Exploring objectives and setting rules Learning activity Team Management Effective Listening Poor Communication Group Assessment.

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Group projects how to be successful

Group ProjectsHow to Be Successful

A guide for group leaders


Introduction

Group Projects

This is what we don’t want to happen!

Introduction


Overview
Overview

Ice Breakers

Exploring objectives and setting rules

Learning activity

Team Management

Effective Listening

Poor Communication

Group Assessment


Ice breaker
Ice Breaker

Ice breakers play a vital role in developing a sense of community in a learning environment

Choose appropriate activity according to demographics of members, room size, materials available, time

BUILDING COMMUNITY IN THE CLASSROOM THROUGH ICE-BREAKERS

More Ice Breaker Ideas


Exploring objectives and setting rules
Exploring Objectives and Setting Rules

  • List and discuss both the positive and negative aspects of previous group projects

  • Determine main focus of project

  • Set time lines

  • Designate responsibilities

  • Reach consensus on rules

  • Review assessment criteria


Learning activity
Learning Activity

  • You Tube videos are used to help you better understand ways in which to communicate more effectively while working together in a group.


Team management
Team Management

  • Social Loafer

    Discussion Questions:

  • Is this you?

  • Have you worked with someone like this?

  • How would you mange the Social Loafer in a group?


Effective listening
Effective Listening

  • Body Language

    Discussion Questions:

  • Describe the body language of the woman in the green sweater?

  • Would you enjoy having her as a part of your group, if so why or why not.

  • Describe the body language of the woman in the purple sweater?

  • Would you enjoy having her as a part of your group, if so why or why not.

  • Who are you??


Poor communication
Poor Communication

  • Language Barrier

    Discussion Questions:

  • How do you work well with someone when there is a language barrier?

  • Provide strategies for working with individuals when there is a language barrier.


Conclusion
Conclusion

“In order to know something more accurately, more clearly, more “truly,” one must engage with others, listening and learning what others “See,” and finding ways to synthesize the collective understandings of a topic or issue or problem.”

Building Community in a Classroom (Nevins pg 5)


Assessment
Assessment

Upon completion of Group Project

  • Ask for feedback

  • Make survey


Sources cited
Sources Cited

  • Nevins, Katherine J. "Building Community in the College Classroom." Engaged Teaching and Learning: Bethel Faculty in Action. Web. 3 June 2011.

  • "Using Active Learning in the Classroom." Instruction at FSU Handbook 2010. 75-102. Print.

  • Eggleston, Tami. "BUILDING COMMUNITY IN THE CLASSROOM THROUGH ICE-BREAKERS." Http://teachpsych.org/otrp/resources/eggleston04.pdf. Web. 17 June 2011.


The end
THE END

Authors:

Kathy Hofmann, EFDA

Loretta Ryan, EFDA

Karen Naylor, RDH, MPH

Bonnie Magliochetti, RDH, BS

June 2011


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