Group dynamics & Peer to peer
Bachelor students: IT major 15 male students mixed levels: all have to achieve B2 level within 4 semesters 2 yrs with 128 contact hrs Issue: disinterested in unrelated content attendance not mandatory or monitored
Solution: peer facilitation thru relevant input and VLE forum exchange
Individual learning in a cohesive group has more benefits than one to one training, & individuals often exceed their own perceived potential. Should an individual´s input & learning curve be sacrificed for a harmonious group dynamic?
Theory Benefits/feedback Issues Solutions
Stage 1: Forming • organization • opinion • acceptance • conflict avoidance Stage 2: Storming • civility • defining group • regress v • address • role conflict prevention Stage 3: Norming • better understanding • group support • cohesion • reluctance to change Stage 4: Performing • inter-independence • role adjustment • morale boosting • channeling Group Dynamics
Stage 1: Forming Back Draft Stage 2: Storming Stage 3: Norming Stage 4: Performing
In group norms feedback benefits time management expectations input structure digression review conclusion increased learning curve communication skill enhancement heightened language exposure soft skill honing role rotation access to spring & sounding boards plunging into a deeper resource pool Out of group norms ref: Lelta / from my students
Learner roles/charcteristics Interrupter/ disrupter De-motivator Know it alls Class-slacker Lone learner Facilitator/ mini teacher Team player/ Group dynamo Average participant ref: Lelta
chemistry mixed levels motivation issues abseentism Time management Prep & tasks
interaction computer based Choices face2face
interaction correction proofreading voting peer
interaction SIGs,clubs, learner lesson input, forums, text dictation,learner led lessons, mini group hwk, mentoring, mini teachers, in-group needs analysis,half way party, motivational coaching, study groups, feelings feedback, group portfolio, group presentations, role/ seat rotation.
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