Young Adult Lit/Crit

February 22, 2008

small groups or large group discussion

Filed under: Uncategorized — jexter1 @ 8:54 pm

I am taking a moment to give my opinion on the small group approach at discussing Lesesne, O’Donnell-Allen, etc. The small group method was more productive and allowed more room for each person to speak multiple times. I felt less anxious and guarded when I spoke, since I occasionally feel intimidated by and apprehensive of speaking my true thoughts and opinions.

Also, my peers and I were able to expound further on our thoughts and the topics discussed in the readings because we had fewer people talking. I hope we conduct discussions similarly, again.

~Jessica

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  1. Jess: I agree 100% with you. Discussing the pedagogical readings in small groups allowed for more individual participation. Sometimes I feel like people get lost in the whole class discussion too easily. I loved having the chance to discuss everyone’s opinions on the texts. Also, I think it was easier to stay on task with a smaller group, don’t you? I don’t think we went off on very many tangents, as sometimes happens during large group discussions. I really enjoyed working in small groups, as much as I do during lit circles and book club.

    -Mandy

    Comment by mandygrl101 — February 25, 2008 @ 12:50 pm


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