Communication in other environments.

Part of our module was to build a den as part of a small group. When I saw the materials we were provided with I quickly thought it would be a good idea to build a version of a teepee. I thought this because my daughter has one in her bedroom and it was easy … Continue reading Communication in other environments.

Part of our module was to build a den as part of a small group. When I saw the materials we were provided with I quickly thought it would be a good idea to build a version of a teepee. I thought this because my daughter has one in her bedroom and it was easy to assemble. The group seemed to agree with this idea and our den was built relatively quickly. I think this was because the design was simple and everyone knew how it should look. Individuals within the group used their initiative to contribute and ideas were informal short statements or questions, for example Cameron had more strength to push the polls into the ground and Jess had an idea to secure the cover around the frame more efficiently. Hannah had a positive upbeat attitude which made the task more enjoyable. I think because the group was small everyone felt included and wanted to take part, I think this showed when we were finished everyone in the group felt proud of what we had achieved and were happy with our den. I don’t think we had a leader rather a small group that worked well together. We tended to regroup and speak to everyone together rather than one to one when building, and when negotiating we tended to do this in pairs with other groups because a group negotiating may me intimidating. Negotiations were informal and straight to the point however pleasant. I think our team negotiated successfully and our team tried to help others rather than hoard unnecessary materials, Annabelle was eager to help other teams even if it meant all our group could give was elastic bands. I think due to the environment myself and others felt it easier to communicate because the experience almost took you back to childhood and the task made people feel at ease. I think because we spoke to each other closely it made communication easier and we didn’t really notice the environments noises but naturally we used a slightly louder voice than perhaps in classroom but maybe didn’t notice this at the time.