every semester. Therefore, we understand the needs and behavior of every member of the group.
Our group is made up of five people, three men and two ladies. The size of our group is
relatively small, making it easier for us to communicate effectively and understand each other.
Additionally, we can allocate roles based on our group member’s abilities and goals that we have
been able to identify after working together on several projects. This creates a sense of
cooperation and makes it easier to accomplish tasks when we combine and discuss our ideas to
come up with the final conclusion.
The individual goal is to acquire knowledge through sharing information and accomplish
various academic tasks. Another individual goal is social interaction because of the sense of
belonging and unity achieved through group experience. The group not only focus on
accomplishing academic tasks but also helps members to overcome daily challenges. Therefore,
one of the group goals is to create unity and a senses of belonging while helping each other to do
various tasks. The long term goal of the group is the acquisition of critical thinking and decision
making skills that are also applicable in dealing with everyday life challenges. The rules of the
include attending meeting every Wednesday and Friday afternoons to discuss the tasks assigned
for the week, conducting research before the meeting and asking questions at the end of the
discussion to avoid interrupting others.
The norms are understanding the effective use of turn taking to avoid conflict of interests,
participating actively during the group discussions and avoiding jokes that are not related to the
topic of discussion. Additionally, members who are unable to attend the meetings should state
the reason for their absence in advance. In terms of task norms, the group members usually
choose the topic that they are more conversant with and work on it then later we combine the
effort to come up with the final project. The member roles are based on the task that each