Teaching Group Dynamics notes

- Ask students what they believe group dynamics means

-progress to a definition

Together Everyone Achieves Mores (TEAM)

All theories have in common- All groups are dynamic in nature

interactionist approachs – there are changes within the group as well as changes within individuals.

Group development takes time – this is dependant on the size of the group – more people = more connections

Tuckman’s original stages of group development – forming, norming, storming, performing, mourning

Belbin – 8 main roles/ characteristics in a group

Optimal group size = 5-8

Types of leadership during the phases

storming phase – provoke people to see how they react eg gender stereotypes, isolating an individual pointing out weaknesses etc

socio-emotional roles vs task roles

women assume socio-emotional roles frequently where as men tend to be more task orientated