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How Can Understanding Group Dynamics Lead to Better Group Work?

For educators who are looking to maximize productivity and success in their student group work, this 20-Minute Mentor explores free resources that benefit group dynamics and can be implemented into your classroom to ultimately improve successful group work.

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How Can Understanding Group Dynamics Lead to Better Group Work?

Students often complain about group work, even in courses they generally enjoy. As an educator, you are most likely aware of the negative impact that can come from a poorly matched group. However, it’s difficult to easily cultivate better group dynamics within the classroom.

This 20-Minute Mentor discusses how to use free online assessments and classroom activities to help students learn more about themselves and their classmates which will in turn improve group dynamics in the classroom. The presenter will also explore how group dynamics can lead to stronger groups and better group-work results.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Define “group dynamics”
  • Describe the findings of studies on group dynamics and group work
  • Discuss how to use free online assessments and activities to teach group dynamics
  • Recognize that creating groups with dynamics in mind can lead to better results for the group

Topics Covered

  • The definition and importance of group dynamics
  • Practical research about approaches to group work
  • Free assessments to determine personal strengths, weakness, traits, and characteristics
  • How to use those assessments to educate students
  • Student reaction and conclusion

Audience

This program will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Graduate Assistants
  • Anyone who uses group work in their teaching
  • Student Affairs professionals

Product Code: PM21AA

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