To examine communicative and interpersonal skills in group work

Aim

To examine communicative and interpersonal skills in group work.

A reflective teacher may find it useful to consider some of the following questions:

1.  Do the participants take turns or do they frequently talk over each other or interrupt?

Do they invite contributions, redirect contributions for further comments, give encouragement?

Do they listen to each other? Are they willing to learn from each other (ie: respond and react to each other's contributions)?

Do they indulge in 'parallel' talk (ie: continue their own line of thinking)?

Does conflict emerge or is harmony maintained?

 Is conflict positively handled?

2. Do participants elaborate their contributions?

Do they extend ideas?

Do they explore suggestions?

Do they evaluate?