On group dynamics and teacher's role in a reading group

읽기 그룹 활동에서 그룹원간의 역할활동과 교사의 역할에 대하여

  • Received : 20040200
  • Accepted : 20040400
  • Published : 2004.04.30

Abstract

This study aims to investigate how the four college students interact with one another to discuss and construct meaning in a small reading group. Additionally, this study attempts to examine how the participants played their roles in the group. Data sources consisted of transcripts of the students' interactions, questionnaires and informal interviews, and the researchers' observation notes. The data revealed that the participants contributed fairly steadily to the interactions by checking with own grammatical knowledge, providing lexical information, understanding the micro level context, and presenting the macro level context. Several pedagogical implications are presented for the practical classroom. Findings of the study suggest effective ways to implement group activities in reading classes and a teacher's role for optimum group learning.