From: "Dennis, Renee L. (UMC-Student)"
To: "Glaser, Rainer E." Subject: FW: Group Dynamics, Group 15 Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 07:50:25 -0600 While our group agrees that the idea of group work can greatly enhance the learning process, for this particular class we found our "group" to be rather worthless. Many of the students in the class were not very familiar with other members of the class. Personally, we found it better to get to know other people in the class and recognize those that shared many of the same classes and collaborate with them when it was time to study. Perhaps if the lecture were accompanied by a lab, the group idea might work a little better, but this is not the case. We had a couple of ideas that might make collaborative grouping more of a success. Perhaps instead of forming permanent groups for the entire semester, the class could use a couple of class periods to do a group project or something of this nature. I know this seems like a pain considering it cuts into lecture time, and the class is rather large, making organizing much of anything a little more difficult. But if the groups are going to have ANY purpose, then something else needs to be done. One more solution: maybe the groups could be formed a little bit more into the semester. perhaps after about 4 weeks or so. This would give us time to get to know a few members of the class, find out which students share other classes and hence a similar schedule, etc. Group 15 Leslie Ehlmann EhlmannL@health.missouri.edu Renee Dennis firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Goff email@example.com Amber Epple firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Myers email@example.com ================ From: "Myers, Scott D. (UMC-Student)" To: "Glaser, Rainer E." Subject: RE: Group dynamics Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2000 11:13:04 -0600 Dr. Glaser, I was originally, and still am in Group 15 (Lesli), I looked at the list and my name was not on it, however, it is on the Groups Dynamics Report for group 15. I also worked in a newly formed group of Alexis Lynch and myself, I'm not sure which group she was in originally though. Thanks, Scott Myers -----Original Message----- From: Dr. Rainer Glaser To: Myers, Scott D. (UMC-Student) Sent: 12/1/00 5:13 PM Subject: Re: Group dynamics Please add group number and/or group name and resubmit. If you changed groups, then write from which group you came to joind the new group. Best, RG. >Dr. Glaser, > > While in another group originally, I also worked in a group with >a friend from class, Alexis Lynch. We didn't get to meet extremely >often, however we did usually get together before tests to go over some >of the exercises and other problems. We both agree that the group work >was somewhat beneficial to each of us, as we were sort of able to help >each other with various concepts. > We think that the group idea is good, however we believe that it >could be better if ther were some sort of outlined group times. >However, this would be very difficult with a class of this size. > When we did get together, we usually went over some problems and >discussed some of the things that we were having trouble with. Looking >back no, we probably should have gone over some of the on-line stuff >together as well. We agree that having the groups is a good idea >overall, as it helps promote studying. However, I believe that finding >the motivation to keep up with this studying must be done on an >individual level first. > > >Scott Myers firstname.lastname@example.org >Alexis Lynch email@example.com