Participation in groups and/or on teams. Word Processing skills; CMS student skills.
1. Linking Group Dynamics theory with practical application. 2. Identifying theory as it relates to personal practice in groups. 3. Development of a sense that theories of groups and group dynamics have direct application and implications for both participants and managers. 4. Development of analytic skills regarding reflection of personal experience as related to theory and theory building.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Student is asked to visit another link (see:Additonal Info. URL) and select two to three readings available at that site that interest them. They next return to this site (Forsyth) and review the material under Group Dynamics: `Performance.'
The student will then write a MS Word 2pg. paper outlining connections they see between the readings at the new site and the theory material given at the Forsyth site. They are also directed to express why they relate to the readings as a part of the document.
The paper will be sent as an attachment to a WebCT/Blackboard discussion forum for comment by other students. Students are directed to respond to one another's posts, and to `tell stories' of their experiences in groups and on teams that link directly to the materials read and reported on, as well as to one another's stories.