Web resources for group communication
Some textbooks contain little, if any, information about group communication. I provided these online resources to supplement the students’ reading assignments:
This site is directed at teachers and helping them interact with the classroom as a group. I pulled out the part on group characteristics for my students.
This site is an excellent overview of the group decision-making process. It has a list of pros and cons for each option and a strong example showing how the process can work.
This is a nice overview of conflict styles with references. It does not have the animal comparisons but those can be added in class.
To be safe, I like to copy the information into a document to provide online for students (fully credited and with a link, of course). This is just because in the past articles have been taken down when I’ve linked directly to them and it can be a scramble to replace one in the middle of a semester.
Do you know any other good online resources for teaching group communication? Leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list.