Implementation of Group Teaching Method
In the modern education system, revolutionary changes in education technology have changed the overall outlook of schooling. Now teacher plays a different role. He is acting as resource person rather than a traditional classroom teacher with chalk and blackboard. New experiments and methods are being tried out to facilitate the pupils the best learning environment in the classroom. Group teaching method is one of them. The students are divided into groups of 6-8 students. Almost all type of students from high achievers to slow learners are taken in each group. Number of groups depends on the number of students in the class. Easy classroom management: It is much easier to manage the bulky classroom if it is divided into groups. Each group has a leader and co-group leader and they may be instructed to mind their groups. Different activities can be assigned to the groups and the group leaders may act as coordinators. Thus the teacher may save a lot of time and energy in the classroom control and utilise it, to make creative task or activities for the students. Good inter-student relationship: Teacher is not the only source of learning, for the students. Learning is a continuous process and students learn a lot of things in their peer groups. The group teaching method provides an opportunity to interact with the group and other students in the classroom and students learn without any outer pressure. It is a shift from make him learn to let him learn. Healthy and competitive learning environment: The group leaders and co-group leaders are not selected permanently. These posts are rotated among the group members. Each member of the group is given chance to become Group Leader for one month as per his/her overall performance in the classroom. Co-leaders are selected in rotation for one week. Even low performers are given chance to enact as co-leaders. Thus, each member of the group tries his/her best to improve...
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