Suggestions for Learning in a Group

Suggestions for Learning in a Group - Math 145, Fall 2008...

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Math 145, Fall 2008 Some Suggestions for Learning in a Group As you work in your group, try to monitor how you spend your time. You may need to negotiate when deciding which problems to look at and the degree of resolution you need before turning to another problem. Sometimes it is best to decide to leave a problem that is only partially resolved and return to it later. However, there will be times when you are very involved in a problem and connected as a group and choose to stay with it for most of the class time. Try to monitor those decisions as a group, taking into account the needs and preferences of the group as a whole. As you monitor and negotiate the group process, do not lose sight of your own learning. Are you too passive in the group? Do you spend most of your time listening to others discuss their solutions? Do you have questions and ask them? Are you developing as a problem solver through the group process? Developing as a problem solver entails sharing your questions and strategies, as well as listening attentively to others' questions and strategies. Do you dominate in the group discussions? Why? Do you
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