From: "josh ratchford"
To: GlaserR@missouri.edu Subject: Mad Hatters Group Dynamics Report Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 16:18:20 X-OriginalArrivalTime: 27 Nov 2000 16:18:20.0944 (UTC) FILETIME=[A8A5B900:01C0588D] Mad Hatters Original Group Members: 1. Josh Ratchford 2. Elaine Griesenauer 3. Rakan Al-Kenaibet 4. Gail Buffington Our experience as the Mad Hatters was probably typical of many of the other groups. Things that we did enjoy doing as a group were making "friends" with one another and of course collaborating with each other over our hairy and hard to do chemistry problems. Things that we did not like to do was schedule our times so that four people could meet all at the same place and of course the same time. Gail was the only member of our group to not attend any of our scheduled mettings, due to scheduling conflicts (duh). It was also frustrating to work as a team when trying to understand a concept that only one person understood. For example, all of the reaction chemistry that we just did. The idea that "all for one" is really frustrating when you try to teach reaction chemistry to people who don't know it well, especially if you are not sure of your own comprehension of it (this is josh speaking). Not much advice we can give to you because it is up to us to make this work. But maybe we could advise you to have a better system to form groups at the beginning of the semester. How? Sorry, we don't know. It was just that the e-mail system of doing it took longer than the scheduled time to have a complete group. Love, The Mad Hatters