Group Dynamics

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Jul 25, 2012 15:23
I've been teaching English to elementary and junior high school students for many years, and on average there are less than ten students in one class.

When one of the students was absent from the class, I was surprised to see a total different atmosphere in the class. On that day, the rest of the students behaved and could focused on studying more than ever from the beginning to the end. The girl student who was absent on the day was smart, funny and outspoken, so naturally she played a leader's role in that group.

I realized that the rest of the students were enormously affected by her, both in good and bad ways. A human being acts differently in a group and that's so-called group dynamics, isn't it?


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