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The dynamics of group work: five explaining factors
Preparation of working hypotheses based on bibliographic and experimental precedents. Designing and performing experiments. Planning and management of the appropriate experimental and computer technology tools. Applying decision-making elements to specific situations. Learning the basic elements in communication. Learning about ethical principles in the working environment and the dynamics of group work.
Defining the Social Dynamics of Group Work
Over the next two hours, a rich, and painful process unfolded as we struggled to form the three digestion groups. My personal experience was mixed. Three people who said they wanted to be with me approached me immediately. That felt very affirming-much different than my baseball memories. Two of those three I had also silently chosen and the third woman, I thought would be a great member to share time with. Moments later two more approached and a group of four was quickly acknowledged as being formed. Suddenly I realized that the third woman was now outside this chosen foursome. I looked at her and didn't know what to do. I wanted to be with the three others, yet didn't want to reject her outright and in fact really liked her as well, but we could only be 4 maximum. I felt selfish, not wanting to sacrifice participating in what I sensed would be a very rich digestion group so as not to reject the woman. Yet, if I went with her, who would be the third? There were two people I definitely did not want to end up with. My final choice was to remain with the three others. I felt really great and awful all at the same time about this. The woman who ended up in another group and I were able to process this together later that day and the following morning, during the reflection time we had each morning following a 10 minute silent period about the struggle and pain. For many of us that exercise was a very deep exploration into ourselves on many levels and into the dynamics of group work.