Chapter 6. Managing Group Dynamics and Developing Team Working in Problem-Based Learning

  1. Teena J. Clouston MBA, PgDip, SSRM, DipCOT, DipCouns, DipAT, Certhyp, FHEA Senior Lecturer Programme Lead1,
  2. Lyn Westcott MSc, BSc, DipCOT, FHEA Senior Lecturer Professional Lead2,
  3. Steven W. Whitcombe MSc, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) OT, PGCE (PCET), FHEA Lecturer1,
  4. Dr Jill Riley PhD, MSc, DipCOT Lecturer1 and
  5. Ruth Matheson MSc, DipCOT, CMS, FHEA Senior Lecturer3
  1. Alison Seymour MSc, PCUTL, PGCM, BSc, DipCOT Lecturer

Published Online: 24 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320541.ch6

Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care

Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care

How to Cite

Seymour, A. (2010) Managing Group Dynamics and Developing Team Working in Problem-Based Learning, in Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care (eds T. J. Clouston, L. Westcott, S. W. Whitcombe, J. Riley and R. Matheson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320541.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, UK

  2. 2

    Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, UK

  3. 3

    University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), UK

Author Information

  1. School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180566

Online ISBN: 9781444320541

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Keywords:

  • managing group dynamics and developing team working in problem-based learning;
  • working as part of a group - aspect of problem-based learning (PBL);
  • group dynamics and group processes;
  • ‘groups that come together regularly over a period of time change and develop’;
  • optimum working stage of group;
  • managing group dynamics and processes - common challenges and solutions for PBL groups;
  • quiet or silent member - damaging effect on development of group process and internal dynamics;
  • supportive encouragement of contributions by quieter members - helping them to develop confidence and trust;
  • group commitment and motivation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining groups and teams

  • What are group dynamics and group processes?

  • Group development

  • Managing group dynamics and processes: common challenges and solutions for PBL groups

  • Individual personality issues

  • Group commitment and motivation

  • Dealing with conflict and group tension

  • Transference in PBL groups

  • Developing team working skills through PBL

  • Conclusion

  • References