Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom by Zoltán DörnyeiGroup Dynamics in the Language Classroom by Zoltán Dörnyei

Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom

byZoltán Dörnyei, Tim Murphey

Paperback | January 12, 2004

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The study of 'group dynamics' is a vibrant academic field, overlapping diverse disciplines. It is also highly relevant to language education because the success of classroom learning is very much dependent on how students relate to each other, what the classroom climate is like, what roles the teacher and the learners play and, more generally, how well students can co-operate and communicate with each other. This innovative book addresses these issues and offers practical advice on how to manage language learner groups in a way that they develop into cohesive and productive teams.
Title:Group Dynamics in the Language ClassroomFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:204 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:January 12, 2004Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521529719

ISBN - 13:9780521529716


Table of Contents

1. Becoming a group; 2. Managing the class: Rules, norms and discipline; 3. How groups develop; 4. The cohesive group: Relationships and achievement; 5. The classroom environment’s contribution to group dynamics; 6. The teacher as group leader; 7. Student roles and role modelling; 8. Trouble-shooting: Conflicts and apathy happen; 9. Last classes: Affirming and closing; Conclusion: Wrapping it up