Small-Group Discussions
What’s is a Small-group Discussion?
Why Use Exercises and Group Discussions? <ul><li>Determine participants’ understanding of content </li></ul><ul><li>Reinfo...
General Guidelines <ul><li>A group that functions well should adhere to </li></ul><ul><li>the following: </li></ul><ul><li...
Time Frame <ul><li>For example </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 minutes – Introduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 m...
Group Process <ul><li>General Guidelines:  </li></ul><ul><li>A group that functions well should adhere to </li></ul><ul><l...
Group Process <ul><li>Step 1:  Introduce yourselves </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2:  Identify and discuss main ideas and themes ...
Group Discussion Leaders’ Roles <ul><li>1. Initiating </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Facilitating participation </li></ul><ul><li>3...
Roles for All in group discussion <ul><li>Giving and asking for information & reactions & critiques </li></ul><ul><li>Disc...
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  • Exercises and group discussions are learning activities that allow participants to share their experiences and ideas, solve a problem, and apply content information. The participants do most of the working and/or talking.
  • Group discussions are learning activities that allow participants to share their experiences and ideas, solve a problem, and apply content information. The participants do most of the working and/or talking.
  • How to hold successful group discussions

    1. 1. Small-Group Discussions
    2. 2. What’s is a Small-group Discussion?
    3. 3. Why Use Exercises and Group Discussions? <ul><li>Determine participants’ understanding of content </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce and clarify the content </li></ul><ul><li>Apply the content to real-life situations </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance problem-solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Help participants learn from each other </li></ul><ul><li>Give participants a greater sense of responsibility in the learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage participation </li></ul>
    4. 4. General Guidelines <ul><li>A group that functions well should adhere to </li></ul><ul><li>the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Group members must come prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Group discussion is a cooperative, not competitive, learning process. </li></ul><ul><li>Every member of the group is given the opportunity to participate </li></ul>
    5. 5. Time Frame <ul><li>For example </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 minutes – Introduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 minutes – Conduct the exercise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 minutes – Summary ___________ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 minutes – TOTAL time </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Group Process <ul><li>General Guidelines: </li></ul><ul><li>A group that functions well should adhere to </li></ul><ul><li>the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Group members must come prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Group discussion is a cooperative, not competitive, learning process. </li></ul><ul><li>Every member of the group is given the opportunity to participate </li></ul>
    7. 7. Group Process <ul><li>Step 1: Introduce yourselves </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Identify and discuss main ideas and themes </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: Groups report to the rest of the class </li></ul>
    8. 8. Group Discussion Leaders’ Roles <ul><li>1. Initiating </li></ul><ul><li>2. Facilitating participation </li></ul><ul><li>3. Expediting and summarizing </li></ul>
    9. 9. Roles for All in group discussion <ul><li>Giving and asking for information & reactions & critiques </li></ul><ul><li>Discussing and Questioning each other’s interpretations of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Stay on topic </li></ul>

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