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Participating in Group Discussion

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ATFEC FACET
WTMERAO TEAMWORK
URPGO GROUP
PIRCAPOINTATI PARTICIPATION
OPICT TOPIC
What is a Group Discussion?

Group Discussions occur in countless different


situations- from a very informal conversation
among a few friends to a greatly organized and
challenging discussions integrated as part of a
selection procedure, e.g., in an interview for a
scholarship grant or in a job interview.
What is a Group Discussion?

Group Discussion is a significant task in your


school, business, and society. Group cooperation
through discussion posters a competitive facet to
learning that could encourage students to try and
strive harder to get results. Teamwork and shared
support among students are reassured. It also
provides an opportunity to show thought practices
of other people abilities
What is a Group Discussion?

Furthermore, group discussions can help improve


social and emotional skills in a systematized setting.
OBSERVING PROPER DECORUM IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS

1. Respect opinions of others. Every member of the


group should listen to the one talking even if he or
she doesn’t agree with the idea.
2. Do not disrupt or interrupt the one speaking.
3. Disagree politely to the ideas of others.
4. Members should not speak all the same time.
5. Control your emotions.
GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATING IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS

1. Read about the topic.


2. Choose a format for discussion.
3. Determine roles of members of the discussion
group.
4. Establish guide questions based on the topic.
5. Identify the problem or problems
GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATING IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS

6. Propose solutions.
7. Stay on topic.
1. READING ABOUT THE TOPIC

It is important that you have substantially read


materials related to your topic. It is difficult and
pointless to join a group discussion without the
knowledge of the subject matter being discussed.
Group members are expected to contribute ideas
for the success of the discussion.
2. CHOOSING A FORMAT FOR DISCUSSION

Having an appropriate format for a group


discussion can efficiently lead to a desired outcome.
It can also save a lot of time and effort of
participants because it provides a framework on
how the discussion should flow – begin, develop,
and end.
3. DETERMINING ROLES OF MEMBERS OF THE
DISCUSSION GROUP

All members of the group in a discussion assume


equal roles. However, to facilitate a smooth flow, a
few roles are assigned but keep in mind that the
roles will only facilitate discussion and will not
affect the contribution of ideas. Usually, a group
leader and a secretary are assigned. The leader may
act as a facilitator and a mediator but will not
undermine his role as a member in terms of idea
contribution.
3. DETERMINING ROLES OF MEMBERS OF THE
DISCUSSION GROUP

All members of the group in a discussion assume


equal roles. However, to facilitate a smooth flow, a
few roles are assigned but keep in mind that the
roles will only facilitate discussion and will not
affect the contribution of ideas. Usually, a group
leader and a secretary are assigned. The leader may
act as a facilitator and a mediator but will not
undermine his role as a member in terms of idea
contribution.
4-6 ESTABLISHING GUIDE QUESTIONS BASED ON THE
TOPIC, IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEM, AND PROPOSING
SOLUTIONS

The three guidelines may be synthesized using the sample


chart below:
There is an assumption that the topic is pre- assigned to
give participants in the group discussion time to research
or read materials regarding to the topic.
Example: Rampant Flooding in Metro Manila
Background of the problem

Possible questions to guide the 1. What do you think are the


group discussion causes of the rampant
flooding
2. What can be done to stop
this widespread flooding in
Manila?
The group members can
decide on having only one
question that may contain the
problem in one main idea.
Definition of terms (Terms The secretary assigned by
which may come from the the group can list
readings of members) technical terms which
may arise from the
discussion so they can be
properly defined.
Brainstorm all possible Solutions
solutions the group can
think of.
Choose the best solutions 1. Can the solution be
using the following criteria: attained?
Feasibility and Effectiveness Consider:
Cost of solution:
Duration of Solution: (How
long will it take to come up
with the solution? How long
will it last?)

2. Will it not create other


problems?
Possible effects:
7. STAY ON TOPIC

If group members raise concerns that are not


relevant to the topic, they delay the entire group
from attaining the goal of the discussion. It is given
that the most group discussions require a certain
time limit. There will be little time to waste
discussing concerns irrelevant to the topic.
THE DOS AND DONTS IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Things to DO:
1. Speak respectfully with members of the group
2. Acknowledge the input of every member by
nodding your head.
3. Agree to the points you find reasonable and
offer reasons why you support the points.
4. Disagree politely to an idea or argument you
find unreasonable and give an explanation as to
why you disagree.
THE DOS AND DONTS IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Things to DO:

5. Stay with the topic of discussion and do not


pursue unrelated information.
6. Observe proper decorum when speaking and
when listening in a group.
THE DOS AND DONTS IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Things Not to DO:


1. Never lose your cool. You are supposed to have
an academic and sound discussion to help each
other arrive at a decision or a solution.
2. Do not speak too loud in attempt to persuade
others.
3. Do not interrupt the one speaking. Wait for the
speaker to end first before you ask a question.
THE DOS AND DONTS IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Things Not to DO:

4. Do not dominate the discussion. Understand that


all members in a group are in equal footing. Allow
other members to contribute in the discussion.
5. Do not be aggressive showing arrogant gestures
like pointing fingers and smacking tables.