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.
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About Georgina Barratt-See

Georgina manages the UTS U:PASS (UTS Peer Assisted Study Success) program, which assists students in 50 first and second year subjects with study sessions run by trained student facilitators. Georgina has 14 years experience in the Higher Education sector with interests in student leadership, mentoring, first year experience, teaching and learning.

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