ERIC Number: ED335728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Icebreakers and Group Builders for the Classroom.
Boatman, Sara A.
Noting that it is important in communication classes to devise ways to help students to be comfortable with each other, this paper maintains that icebreakers and group builders are strategies that are vital in creating openness and trust in such classes. The paper offers eight icebreakers (activities designed to help students feel comfortable with each other, characterized by brevity, relatively low-risk involvement, and participation by all class members) and eight group builders (activities to help students develop a sense of connection and shared focus in a designated group, characterized by an emphasis on one or more group variables). (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association (Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 1991).