Topic 6: Groups Activities And Meeting Individual Difference (students…
Topic 6: Groups Activities And Meeting Individual Difference
Meaning Group Activity
students working collaboratively on one task, in or out of the classroom.
Group sizes can vary from pairs to large groups of students. This guide deals with small groups (pairs and small teams of three to six). While the focus is on the face-to-face environment, much of the content also applies to larger groups or the online context.
Individual Difference In Group
Individual differences in bodily appearance and physique, habits and skills, interests and temperaments, abilities and attainments have already been recognised.
According to Skinner, “Today we think of individual differences as including any measurable aspect of the total personality.” It is clear from this definition of individual differences that it comprehends every aspect of human personality which is in some manner measurable.
STEPS ON BRAINSTORMING
1) The teacher writes the topic on the board and calls for ideas from the class. Teacher is not to question or evaluate them.
2) The class is allowed to seek for clarification, but not to delete items on the master list.
3) From this new list, each person makes his own list of ideas
4) The students then ranks these ideas in order of importance
5) The whole class then votes on the ideas in order of importance from rank one to five.
6) Ideas receiving the most points are then discussed in full.
Creative Teaching Method
1) Teaching out side the classroom
2)using technologies in lesson.
-Using kahoot as a platform to play some quiz in the classroom.
teacher bring students to Computer lab.
teacher introduce and explain to the students about today's topic.
teacher dividing students into 3 group; left, middle and right.
teacher put activity 3 on lesson plan as KAHOOT session.
-students asked students to enter the pin in order to join the game.
Scrabble is often considered the king of word games. In this traditional game, players make words to score points. They can earn more points for using less frequently used letters (such as Q and Z) or by playing their letter tiles on bonus squares that give the double and triple letter and word points. When playing Scrabble with English language learners, allow them to use a dictionary or a word finder while playing. However, before playing a word they must be able to say and give the meaning of the word. This will prevent students from using the craziest words to score the most points.
eg: Quick, Draw! (online game)
Quick, Draw! is an online game developed by Google that challenges players to draw a picture of an object or idea and then uses a neural network artificial intelligence to guess what the drawings represent. The AI learns from each drawing, increasing its ability to guess correctly in the future.
IMPORTANCE OF PANEL DISCUSSION
1) This technique encourage social learning.
2) Higher cognitive and effective objective are achieved.
3)it is used to develop the ability of problem solving and logical thinking.
teachers role in instructional part
2)source of reference
1)Play a direct role and gives direct instruction.
3) As a guide
students role in activity period
1) have a chairperson
permit smooth discussion and better use of time.
-keep a record of the main points
-present in the most effective and interesting way
-listening and are expected to participate
5) Floor Speaker
-seek answer to questions or who speak to provide better ideas.
to improve their mistakes for future presentation
students reflect on what they have learnt and achieved during that activity period
the individual differences in Classroom
a. Physical difficulties
Shortness or tallness of stature, darkness or fairness of complexion, fatness, thinness, or weakness are various physical individual differences.
b)Socio- economic background
Differences in children’s interests, tendencies and character are caused by economic differences.
eg: students who come from rich family are more arrogant towards other students
c)Culture/ intellectual level of children' s parents
parents with low education and close minded would effect students growth rather than parents who highly educated
eg: students who come from educated family are most likely smart than students from uneducated parents.