how we worked together.
A) INQUISITIVE - The Mystery Game. Paired work into the factors which help explain why the “Field of Jeans” exists.
We worked in pairs and threes to consider a series of statements linked to the Field of Jeans and why it exists. We divided the statements into a series of categories and reached a group agreement regarding the information which supported each of the categories. This was just the start of the learning journey already facilitated by inquisitiveness and collaboration!
B) PERSISTENT, DISCIPLINED AND COLLABORATIVE - Group INVESTIGATION oF the factors AND THEIR INTERCONNECTIVITY.
So now the substantive activity was established and we needed to investigate in small groups different factors. There were four questions to consider and video, picture and web links to investigate. Oh...and a deadline of 30 minutes that had some flexibility. It's a good habit sometimes to get things done within a time constraint.
We collaborated in dividing up the work and within our group and began to apply our minds to investigate sources of information via the internet. Some of us began sharing our thoughts about the questions on a word document. Working successfully in a team means each member needs to be clear about their role in the team and keeping their focus on this role.
Teamwork was a very important aspect of the way in which we worked. It was a theme of beginning to raise our awareness of why the filed of jeans existed through paired discussion, the group work investigation into each of the factors and the sharing of the results in the collaborative website design.