Facilitation Group Interaction

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Facilitating Interaction 1 Facilitation Group Interaction PSY 430 University of Phoenix November 14, 2007 Justin Grunigen
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Facilitating Interaction 2 Facilitating Group Interaction Effective learning team collaboration is the primary learning objective at the University of Phoenix. In order to perform well in class, everyone must complete both individual and group assignments; each of these is worth a significant portion of the total points available per class. Performing in a group is much more difficult than it sounds. There are instances where members agree to do certain portions of the work and then they either do not do it, or they drop the class and never let anyone know what is going on with them. There are also other instances when two or more people on a group are procrastinating, and one member is having a panic attack because nothing is getting done according to the team schedule. Diversity, as greatly accepted as it is, can also place a heavy burden on the team. Some members can only spare enough time or are only able to meet online, others must meet in person for exactly 4 hours a week, some members prefer to meet before and after class, and others live so far apart they cannot possibly meet in person besides during class. For a learning team to succeed, “members [must] express interest in solving problems and use a non-threatening tone and nonjudgmental language (Engleberg and Wynn, 2003).” I will be discussing my individual strengths and weaknesses when dealing with my learning team, the conflict management techniques we did and could have utilized in order to become more effective, and what group decision making skills and problem solving techniques were most effective. The individual attributes I contribute to my learning team are good listening skills, knowledge of most Microsoft Office programs, and knowledge on APA format and references/citations. Being able to communicate with the team is just as important as being able to listen genuinely to their problems/ideas. Listening is also more than simply
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Facilitating Interaction 3 hearing what is being said, it is about reading body language and understanding of their
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2011 for the course RES 342 taught by Professor Carey during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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