Learning Strategy 13: Group Interaction

Robert Harris
Version Date: February 27, 2014


Description

Group Interaction is a more formal version of Conversation. In Conversation, the person with the new learning does most of the talking, presenting to one or more other people, who can ask questions. In Group Interaction, the questions and interactions are nearly scripted, to make sure that certain questions and certain thought pathways are included.

Method

Whether the group is just a dyad (two people) or a small group of four or five, it's a good idea to include these features:



High Performance Learning

When the information is complex or has more than one position, two presenters can deliver aspects of the same idea or arguments for opposing positions. In the latter case, the format is a debate. The audience (the other members of the small group or class) can then question each presenter in turn using some of the structured  questions above.






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Robert Harris is a writer and educator with more than 25 years of teaching experience at the college and university level. RHarris at virtualsalt.com