Reflection About Group Work

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Before I jump directly into reflecting on the group presentation, I would just like to wishfully thank them for their effort and of course, thank you for teaching a course that was rather interesting. I moved all the way from Kuwait to Brock and in all honesty, knew that group work would be my first and main concern. The reason behind this is that usually, I would get to pick my own friends and that makes the communication process within the group much easier but that’s not the case at Brock and other universities. Groups (just like for this class) are picked at random and with that come stakes that you must deal with such as people that are not motivated or committed enough to do work, or someone that speaks broken English. The assignment …show more content…
I came to realize that working in a group in University is easier than working individually. I felt extra motivated to do the work, and resulted in more creative and productive work done. As a group, we broke complex tasks into simpler parts so that the work is divided equally. This made us able to plan and manage our time as well as cultivate better communication skills as a group. After the research was done, we had to brainstorm several questions that the press might ask us therefore that caused us to challenge each other’s assumptions and critically analyze our work in order to come up with the questions. During the meeting, we looked at which parts that have been completed well and which parts that could of been improved. This made us more skillful in editing the presentation to replicate it as much as possible to a press conference. Finally, as a team, we were all invested in each other and not just the press conference itself by continuously supporting each other and having strong interpersonal …show more content…
Regardless, I believe that my group exceeded expectations. We worked perfectly together. I arranged about 5 meetings and everyone showed up at almost every meeting. We used Facebook Messenger as a mean of our communications. I created a group where all of the group members were able to join and communicate on. This model of communication follows Harold Lasswell’s model. It includes a “communicator” (any of the group members), a “message” (anything from arranging meetings to discussing work), a “medium” (Facebook Messenger), a “receiver” (anyone other than the communicator in the group), and an “effect” (such as gaining knowledge about the project or have a meeting set up.) This could also be an example of internal networks since it is defined as “inter-departmental and intra-departmental channels of

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