PHYSICAL SETTING FORMATS FOR SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION

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2 types CLOSE D OPEN or PRIVATE or PUBLIC 5/23/12 .

CloseD /private v Only the participating members are present. 5/23/12 .

5/23/12 .Open/public v When the participating members are seen and heard by the public audience who may or may not participate in the discussion.

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CloseD /private The small group has freedom in exchanging ideas without constraints by keeping their attention intently fixes on the issue and integrating their ideas. 5/23/12 .

Open/public To make the public wellinformed and to avoid arousing unnecessary suspicions. 5/23/12 .

Seating arrangements of participants 5/23/12 .

4 TYPES 1. 3. 4. The face-off The leadman Face the audience Altogether 2. 5/23/12 .

5/23/12 . v Close interaction is encourage and members are placed in confrontation with the individual directly across the table.face-off Click icon to add picture v Places the audience “face-to-face” with each other.

Click icon to add picture v The leadman Places the individual This grouping tends to at the lead and at the front of the table. 5/23/12 . v have an authoritarian relationship in the small group because the focus is on one person.

Click icon to add picture v Face the audience The discussion participants face and speak to the audience more than to each other. v Used in public discussion settings where an audience is present. 5/23/12 .

5/23/12 . v Used in closed/private setting.Click icon to add picture v ALTOGETH ER There is a good visual contact among the members and their position gives them a feeling of equality among each other.

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