Group dynamics play an important role in group work activities. The reading below has been selected to build on the material in the residential.
Core reading provided in the module pack
Chapter on group dynamics by Johnson and Johnson (2009).
Johnson and Johnson consider a range of topics including group structures, productive groups and the development of groups over time. They highlight Kurt Lewin's ideas on group dynamics and linkages between theory and practice.
Integrating theory and practice
Following Johnson and Johnson, consider the role of group dynamics in your own group work activities.
Optional extension activities
Consider alternative 'takes' on the link between theory and practice e.g. Schon (1995).