This is my workshop on Group Learning for GELS 2011
Text of GELS Think Do Workshop 2011
1. Group Learning Cameron Paterson E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: cpaterso
2. Think of a group that you are (or were) part of that learned really well . . . what made it function so well? 3. Marshmallow challenge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0_yKBitO8M 4. Training group members to function as such prior to group engagement can improve interactions and increase productivity. 5. The Race 400-600 miles, non-stop Primal Quest Adventure Race Multi-disciplinary, expert teams Unknown terrain, multiple routes Challenges: mental and physical exhaustion, navigational errors, injury 75-95 teams each year 55% of teams do not finish Avg age=37, Avgexp=5.5 yrs $250,000 purse 6. Map of Race 2004 Race Overview Day 4-5 Day 1-2 7. How do claims of knowing vary across teams? 70% Conditional Claims 50% Assertive Claims 30% Low Team Performance High 8. 9. we Team talk lets 10. Conflict is normal, inherent, and essential to community practice and organisational learning. 11. Which one holds more stuff? 12. When a group is working well, we learn to listen to and respect diverse points of view, to share and exchange knowledge, and to clarify, modify, and extend our own thinking. Project Zero 13. IDEO shopping cart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M66ZU2PCIcM 14. Leadership can be and at its best, often is a shared activity. Anyone and everyone who clarifies a teams direction, improves its strategy, secures organizational support for it, or provides coaching that improves its performance is providing leadership. Professor Richard Hackman 15. How can leaders support group learning?Designing cultures that allows these dynamics to exist generatively 16. 80% of professional knowledge is built informally.