6502 302 Ai E

Assignment 302
Task Ai e)

There are four main ways of establishing ground rules; these can be in small groups of learners, the whole group, individual learners or solely by the teacher.

Small groups discuss between themselves. This method means that all in the group will have to participate and will therefore be an icebreaker and encourage the sharing of views and discussion among the groups to create bonding and is supportive of all views. Although the more confident will probably speak out more there will be ownership of the rules as they have been set by the students. The disadvantages of this method are that it is rather time consuming, repetitive and will not be inclusive enough to cover standard rules that must be applied – e.g. health and safety rules.

The whole group discussing expectations together, this may lead to a lack of inclusion for the quieter members of the group and there will be no sharing of idea; however it is quicker and possibly more options will be found. This method is quite often done on a graffiti board where the ideas are jotted down for all to see.

Individual learners where the teacher will collate all the ideas and then probably come up with their own set of rules. This method will lack any real input by students as no one will be aware what the others have said and therefore the teacher can have whatever rules they want. This method however is good for achieving total inclusion as all students will have to participate and the tutor can see everyone’s views.

Teacher set rules obviously most of the benefits of the previous methods will not be attained, but the boundaries will be clear and consistant and expectations will understood. These rules will be standard and generic across the whole learning facility. The problems with this method are that there is no ownership and therefore the rules are less likely to be abided by and it is a very impersonal method that does not help to bring a group together at the...