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Pages: 4108-4113
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.1908

Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain

GROUP FORMATION IN DE: FOCUS ON SOCIAL ASPECTS

G. Ferreira, L. Rocha Machado, A.C. Ribeiro Ribeiro, P.A. Behar

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (BRAZIL)
The objective of this research was to analyze how social aspects can help in the formation of groups in Distance Education (DE). Distance learning courses are increasingly in need of strategies that allow the development of groups. Working with group dynamics is a constant challenge for the educator, mainly due to the difficulty in forming groups of students that actually carry out the activities collaboratively. Therefore, this article proposes to analyze how social interactions established in a virtual learning environment can help us grouped together for group work. In this study, we sought to identify the interests and needs of students and their affinities in the course of the process. The research was carried out in a qualitative, case study type approach. The target audience was undergraduate students in a university degree in Brazil. The instruments applied were two: a questionnaire with questions that address interests and needs; sociometric surveys for the realization of the social combination; participant observation. The results showed that, in this research, the students were successful and liked the formation of groups that was suggested by the teacher. All the groups worked to face their difficulties through the negotiation and sharing of experiences, contributing to the construction of knowledge of them. In this sense, the social combination, performed through sociometry, was considered an effective strategy for the formation of groups in the DE.
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author = {Ferreira, G. and Rocha Machado, L. and Ribeiro Ribeiro, A.C. and Behar, P.A.},
title = {GROUP FORMATION IN DE: FOCUS ON SOCIAL ASPECTS},
series = {11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-05948-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2018.1908},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2018.1908},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {12-14 November, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {4108-4113}}
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AU - G. Ferreira AU - L. Rocha Machado AU - A.C. Ribeiro Ribeiro AU - P.A. Behar
TI - GROUP FORMATION IN DE: FOCUS ON SOCIAL ASPECTS
SN - 978-84-09-05948-5/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2018.1908
PY - 2018
Y1 - 12-14 November, 2018
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2018 Proceedings
SP - 4108
EP - 4113
ER -
G. Ferreira, L. Rocha Machado, A.C. Ribeiro Ribeiro, P.A. Behar (2018) GROUP FORMATION IN DE: FOCUS ON SOCIAL ASPECTS, ICERI2018 Proceedings, pp. 4108-4113.
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