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Pair g workhandoutzoubair

  1. 1. Summer Teacher Training Forum, Rabat, July 2010. Abdellatif Zoubair. zoubair2@hotmail.comWorkshop: Managing pair and group work effectively1. Brainstorming: what`s your understanding of the following notions: a. learning styles: b. unexpected learning: c. homogeneous teams: d. stay on-task: e. accountability: f. interdependence: g. metacognitive skills: 2. Watch the video on `Managing Pair and Group Work` and answer the followingquestions: a. What are the major benefits of pair and group work? b. How are pairs and groups organized? c. What is the teacher`s (and learner`s) role? 3. Troubleshooting: How would you deal with these problems? a. Students are not all involved/on task b. Groups are too noisy c. Group members do not contribute equally to a task d. Too much time spent talking about irrelevant topics e. Groups and group members work at different speeds4. Use the `Pair and Group Work` checklist and provide feedback on the present workshop.5. Discussion: how would you implement the techniques suggested (or similar ones) in yourclass/school context?References: -Harmer, J. 2007. The Practice of English Language Teaching. Pearson Longman. -Opp-Beckman, L. & Klinghammer, S. 2006. Shaping the Way We Teach English: Successful Practices Around the World. Washington : OELP, USDS. -What is cooperative learning at www.cooperation.org-Workshop on collaborative learning at http://www.thirteen.org/edonline

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