Critique of Scenario B

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Critique of Scenario B
by Dan Croft - Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 3:54 PM

Neil should be stimulating social process with a direct goal of stimulating individual and group learning (Anderson et al, 2001, p.7) but is actually not present. Of particular relevance to this scenario is the idea that Neil should be helping students "find congruent linkages when two seemingly contrary opinions are being expressed" (Anderson et al, 2001, p.7). Without Neil the students bicker amongst themselves about what they are meant to be doing - no learning is taking place.


Abi Ball
Re: Critique of Scenario B
by Abi Ball - Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 1:22 PM


I find your use of the term bickering interesting - I would have said they weren't listening to each other and were ignoring each other's questions but not necessarily arguing about what they needed to do.  I would add that some individual learning is taking place by the end of the activity but not group learning.  If you were in a group like this as a student, how would you respond?