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Buzz group

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Buzz group

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Buzz group

  1. 1. Buzz groups 1
  2. 2. Definition Small groups of about a half dozen persons who discuss freely and informally for about a half dozen minutes. Because of the characteristics _ six people meeting for six minutes- buzz groups are sometimes called 66 groups. 2
  3. 3. Definition a small discussion group formed for a specific task such as generating ideas, solving problems, or reaching a common viewpoint on a topic within a specific period of time. Large groups may be divided into buzz groups after an initial presentation in order to cover different aspects of a topic or maximize participation. Each group appoints a spokesperson to report the results of the discussion to the larger group. Buzz groups are a form of brainstorming. 3
  4. 4. purpose  A temporary group called together for a specific mission. When accomplished, the group is dissolved. i.e., planning, study topics. ( For individuals to rely upon their own initiative for the solution of problems.) 4
  5. 5. Principles 1. Be sure persons know the purpose of the discussion and the subject of discussion 2. Appoint a discussion leader and recorder. 3. Supervise carefully – keeping groups on the subject, set time limits. 4. Follow up with suitable activity 5
  6. 6. Advantages 1. Prevents classes from centering around teacher or small dominant group. 2. Helps launch large group discussion 3. Draws out quiet pupils. 4. Helps formulate questions and problems for investigation or discussion. 6
  7. 7. Disadvantages 1. Leader domination is a possibility. 2. Poor physical environment 3. Unsuccessful group preparation causes failure. 4. Lack of participation by all group members. 5. Immature group members hinder discussion. 7
  8. 8. Uses Adults: 1. Decide meeting time 2. Decide program topics 3. Reach decisions 4. Planning 8
  9. 9. Uses Hight school students: 1. Save class time when discussion is needed. 2. Begins teaching students at their subject level enabling them to mature. 3. Discuss several areas of a project at one time 4. Determine what course of action to follow. 9
  10. 10. Uses Hight school students: 1. Save class time when discussion is needed. 2. Begins teaching students at their subject level enabling them to mature. 3. Discuss several areas of a project at one time 4. Determine what course of action to follow. 9

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