Module Descriptions for A Look at Productive Group Learning Sessions
All four modules of A Look at Productive Group Learning Sessions contain footage from actual group learning sessions. The modules are sequenced to provide a progressive training experience for new group session leaders in either a single day's training or in four or more separate training experiences. Pause screens are inserted at various points in each module as reminders of the need for reflection and discussion.
To view a sample of the contents,click on the module number below to see a 1 - 2 minute sample.
|Module / (Length)||Title||Description|
|Introduction to Group Learning Sessions and Group Session Leadership||An overview of the content of the four training modules and introductory information on the benefits of group learning sessions for students, modes of operating group sessions, and characteristics of good group session leaders. Includes both narration and interviews with group session leaders.|
|Group Session Leader (GSL) Strategies and Skills||A comprehensive outline of skills and techniques needed to operate successful group learning sessions. GSL skills are organized into three broad leader strategies: 1) encouraging student participation, 2) providing structure, and 3) helping students become independent learners. Skills are highlighted by graphic overlays and illustrated in short clips from group learning sessions. Narration is used to explain the rationale for the use of each GSL skill.|
|Using GSL Skills in Example Sessions||An exhibition of GSL skills in the context of longer segments of group session footage. Narration is used to introduce each group session in the module, but to maintain the continuity of the sessions, the GSL skills are identified only by graphic overlays. In the first few group sessions, the skills are clearly labeled by a graphic. In the later samples, a graphic is used to flag the moment a skill is used, and the viewers are challenged to identify the skill.|
|Group Learning Session Critique||A collection of longer group session segments similar to those in Module 3. These segments are shown without the use of graphics to flag the GSL skills. Instead, trainees are challenged to make a list of all skills observed and any improvements that they might suggest. After each segment, a list of the featured skills is revealed to the viewers to provide feedback and positive reinforcement.|