Archive | December 2016

Getting your group to interact

Something I wrote 5 years ago before this blog:

 

Unpacking getting your group to interact:

Issue: So you’ve got your class sitting in groups around tables, and you’ve said “talk to each other”? But they are still working solo. What to do next?

  • Use butcher’s paper in the middle of a group of students – get students to present to other groups. That way they have to work together.
  • Minimum number of worksheets – sharing a worksheet helps people talk to each other.
  • Allocate groups to present – e.g. tell them that you’ll pick someone to contribute from their group, and you’re not going to tell them who. That means everyone needs to understand and help each other.
  • Have a competition where they have one table against another. People will work together to make sure they get the right answer as a group.