How The Group Can Be Formed For Group Work

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1. How the group will be formed – There are many ways a group can be formed for group work. Teachers need to be aware, prior to the start of a lesson, how the students will be grouped. When choosing how to form the groups for a certain activity teachers need to take into account whether they will group according to ability, interests, friendships, age and also what number per group or if it is a whole class group activity (Whitton et al., 2016). Planning how each group will be formed is critical for a smooth lesson and for maximum learning for the class. 2. Management of groups – Managing each group needs to be taken into account when planning group work. Some may work great but others may be disruptive and require extra attention.…show more content…
Whitton et al. (2016) acknowledges that if group work has not been a regular occurrence or at the start of a school year, students may require extra direction resulting in more time needed to form positive behaviours for group work and to find their place in the group. 4. Type of activity – The type of activity that the students are to perform can impact on how effective the group work is. Planning what is the objective of the lesson and how the activity is best suited for that outcome needs to be taken into account if group work is the best approach for the activity. Group work can be very beneficial to student learning but also needs to be used in the correct way. The benefits of group work consist of increasing interpersonal skills, extended thinking and also heightened emotional development (Whitton et al., 2016). These benefits need to be assessed as to whether the activity will help promote these or group work is planned just for the sake of it. Part E Assessment is undertaken to gain an understanding on what a child knows prior to learning the content, how they are progressing throughout the lesson and how they have understood the content being taught. These are broken down into three types of assessment; diagnostic assessment, formative assessment and summative assessment. 1. Diagnostic assessment – Diagnostic assessment is used to determine the student’s level of knowledge and ability prior to planning a lesson, which in turn informs the teacher what
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