During this lesson, you will learn how to give opinions about work-related matters
You will use expressions:
- To agree with the opinions of others
- To disagree with the opinions of others
Let’s get started
Table of Contents
Task # 0: Bingo Game
Read the words and figure out what they mean as quick as possible
Task #1: The Importance of Group Work
Read the words and figure out what they mean
|To Carry out
Group Work in IT Classes
Collaborative learning is emphasized in IT classes to enable students to share knowledge and learn from each other’s experiences.
Given the diverse skill sets within IT, group work allows individuals specializing in various areas to collaborate and use their expertise to tackle complex projects.
Problem-solving skills are carried out successfully through group work as students collectively brainstorm solutions to intricate IT challenges.
Effective communication is essential in IT projects, and group assignments provide opportunities for students to articulate technical concepts and offer constructive feedback, thereby enhancing their communication skills.
Overall, engaging in group work during IT classes fosters essential teamwork skills and interpersonal competencies valued in the workplace.
Task #2: Conflicting Opinions
Read these real opinions about group work by teachers and students
Group collaboration for those who want it, but each individual should be responsible for creating their own product.
Group activities, group discussions, peer review, etc are all great ideas. But anything that ends in a “group grade” is a recipe for disaster.
Samantha ( Former Student)
As a former student, I’ve found most of the group work is done by the one student in the group who actually cares about their marks.
I always let my students choose their own groups, and let students who want to work alone do so
Frank (Former Student)
I don’t think group work in school does anything to build real life skills. It’s just god awful.
I think part of the problem is that students need to be taught HOW to work in a group.
I assign group work, but never group grades. Everyone is responsible for their own work and is graded accordingly
Group work can be great. My trick is assigning roles when I do have a project with multiple pieces.
From a mom here, don’t you all realize that the group work falls on one or two people and the whole group never does the work because they are lazy or they just don’t care?
There is a difference between team work vs group work. Team work introduces roles. Students pick a role that suits their strengths and helps divide up tasks evenly.
What opinion do you agree with the most?
We are going to divide the group in four and each one of you is going to express why they are in favor or against group work.
Remember to express your ideal group work and the reason for such ideal group.