Group 5 - Webinar I

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PPT presented to the course WebQuests & Concept Maps - LET243 - LET261. LETRAS/UFMG - 2011


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Group 5 - Webinar I

  1. 1. Group Work A guide to group work
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>Produce better </li></ul><ul><li>Combine talents </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the process </li></ul>
  3. 3. Starting the process <ul><li>Get to know your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals </li></ul><ul><li>Organize tasks </li></ul>
  4. 4. Problems <ul><li>If anyone in the group is too bossy or doesn’t do their share of the work: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask your teacher for advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to put yourself in their shoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>renegotiate </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Natural Leaders <ul><li>Leaders help the group decide goals and tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor groups actions and progress </li></ul><ul><li>Good listener </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to re-evaluate things </li></ul><ul><li>Lead the group towards their desired outcomes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Time management
  7. 7. Time management skills <ul><li>Developing time management skill is a journey. </li></ul><ul><li>Become aware of how you use your time! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Strategies on using time <ul><li>Blocks of study time and breaks. </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated study spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly reviews. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strategies on using time <ul><li>Prioritize your assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve &quot;stage one&quot;--get something done!. </li></ul><ul><li>Postpone unnecessary activities until the work is done!. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Strategies on using time <ul><li>Identify resources to help you. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your free time wisely. </li></ul><ul><li>Review notes and readings just before class. </li></ul><ul><li>Review lecture notes just after class </li></ul>
  11. 11. Effective aids <ul><li>Create a simple “To Do” list; </li></ul><ul><li>Daily/weekly planner. </li></ul><ul><li>Long term planner. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Study methods (...or how to avoid working all night)
  13. 20. References <ul><li>http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/quickrefs/24-groupwork.xml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/quickrefs/02-study-methods.xml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.studygs.net/timman.htm </li></ul>

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