Group Discussion (GD)

Factors leading to effective group discussion
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Listening to each other's points of view

Everyone getting their say

Contributing and sharing ideas, not being afraid to take risks

Preparation - aids understanding of discussion, enables formulation of own opinions and contribution to discussion. Informal discussion outside tutorials can build confidence

Trust and mutual respect create a safe and relaxed atmosphere

Giving each other time to reflect and formulate ideas

Being prepared to ask questions, clarify points and become familiar with terminology

Positive body language shows you are alert and involved in the discussion - e.g. nodding, eye-contact, affirmative noises all help to create a mutually supportive atmosphere

Although physical location is often beyond our control, try to make the best of it. It helps to be able to see all members of the group

Acknowledgement of group dynamics

Larger groups can be broken down into smaller groups

Continuity important in creating positive and safe group atmosphere - shared involvement and commitment helps

Ideally all members facilitate group discussion by helping to create a safe environment for the exploration of ideas


Factors leading to ineffective group discussion

Unwillingness to listen, fixed position

Exclusion of some members

Lack of input in discussion

Lack of confidence in one's own knowledge and opinions

Being intimidated - both by tutor's knowledge and by other members of the group

Long silences - can be uncomfortable

Not feeling like you can ask questions

Some members not responding to other people's ideas, e.g. looking out the window, staring at the floor etc.

Physical location, type of teaching room and seating arrangements can all affect group discussion

Fear of group processes

Size is important

Problem of fortnightly meetings, lack of commitment of group members can lead to problems in forming group dynamic

Attitudes within the group affect group discussions.

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·  Is China better than India in software.
·  is china a threat to Indian industry
·   India or west , which is the land of opportunities
·  water resources should be nationalised
·  "BALANCE BETWEEN PROFESSIONALISM AND FAMILY"
·  Effect of cinema on Youth
·  What is the effect of movies on youth. is it good or bad)
·  Present state of Indian Cricket team
·  Advantages of Co-education.
·  How to deal with international terrorism.
·  Is peace and non-violence outdated concepts?
·  Is Globalization Really Necessary?
·  What shall we do about our ever-increasing Population?
·  Corruption is the price we pay for Democracy.
·  Foreign Television Channels are destroying our culture.
·  The rise of regional blocs threatens independent nations like India
·  Is dependence on computers a good thing?
·  Should the public sector be privatised?
·  Religion should not be mixed with politics
·  Multinational corporations: Are they devils in disguise?
·  Public sector is more a hindrance than help to promote socialism.
·  Inflation is inevitable in our developing country.
·  The policy of reservation is a legacy of the British and it has done more harm than good.
·  Free market is a prerequisite for growth.
·  To develop India has to empower women.
·  State is the biggest violator of human rights.
·  Joint family is a blessing in disguise
·  Women cannot successfully combine both career and home
·  Money is required to earn more money.
·  Science Is A Boon Or Bane
·  Nice Guys Finish Last
·  All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy
·  Business And Ethics Can't / Don't Go Together
·  Nothing Succeeds Like Success
·  Secessionism In The North-East: Who's To Blame?
·  Should India Break Diplomatic Ties With Pakistan?
·  Age and Youth: Experience And Young Talent
·  East Is East & West Is Where All The Action Is': Mark Twain
·  Freedom Of _Expression And The State Authority.
·  Is India moving away from a secularist state?
·  Role of women in development
·  Kids today are not what they used to be
·  Casteless India - A pipe dream
·  Should Trade Unionism be banned in India
·  Repeated elections - Should taxpayers pay for it?
·  Indian bureaucracy - foundation strengths or colonial hangovers?
·  In India, the whole is less than the parts - Do we lack in team spirit?
·  Generation X - Drivers of our future or are they our lost souls?
·  "Dot.com" companies - Is there room for everyone?
·  All the world is a stage....

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