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ERIC Number: ED172572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Sensitising the Learner to Group Work: A Method. Practical Papers in English Language Education, Vol. 1.
Buckley, Peter; And Others
This paper describes the method adopted in a short course to improve group interaction in the foreign language classroom by giving students the opportunity to engage in group interaction and in this way sensitizing them to group dynamics. It provides the outline and rationale of the course, a detailed description of one unit, and evaluation comments. Each unit, lasting about two hours, has the following components: (1) problem-solving activity; (2) feedback on group interaction provided by an observer; (3) a language input session intended to remedy some of the communication problems; and (4) a section called "mass production" in which students put to use what they discussed in the feedback. Interactional analysis, teacher observation, and a discussion of the course by students were used to evaluate the course. (AMH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lancaster Univ. (England). Inst. for English Language Education.