Social psychology (psychology)/Tutorials/Introduction/Tutor notes
Notes for tutors and/or working or old information not currently part of the tutorial.
Notes for tutors
This class has three main sections:
- Intro and overview of websites and assessment, especially e-portfolio
- Name games/icebreakers
- Exploring social psychology
- Stickers for name tags
- Coloured markers
- Butcher's paper
- Digital camera
- People Bingo handouts (1 per person)
- Spare hard copies of the unit outline (in psych office)
- Names provide a basic building block for developing social interaction.
- Name Tags - big & bold - use each week.
- Make an effort to learn the names each week of the people you are working with.
- Some form of name-game will be included most tutorials to help.
In an open space (rearrange tables and chairs)... allow firstly mingly and meeting, chat, etc. to create a social vibe, then announce a category. Join in, watch the flow of grouping, and then ask briefly about each major grouping, with a question or two to help students tease out their group or position, and what its like to be in those groups.
- People Map (this isn't used, but contains ideas about how to conduct the groups/line-ups, especially 'where you live')
- Tutor introduction
- Contact details (and who to contact about what)
- Tutors or convener can be contacted for essay support.
- Students are encouraged to attend drop-in tutorials (after lectures in weeks specified in outline) hands-on support
- Technical, admin, extension, etc. questions should be directed to the convener.
Photographs of group / group work
- After the class, make some photographs of group and/or group work for recording the tutorial knowledge and sharing online.
These are ideas from earlier versions of the tutorial which are no longer used.
- People Map
- People Bingo
- The purpose of this activity is to facilitate people in meeting one another and finding out a little bit of information about one another.
- Issue each person with a People Bingo sheet.
- This activity is a bit like 'speed-dating' - the idea is to meet as many people as possible, and to gather as many signatures as possible, on the "People Bingo" sheet.
- Any one person may only sign another person's list once.
- They are particularly useful in the early stages of developing knowledge
- Their value is in providing techniques for quickly mapping ideas and possibilities
- They work best when people feel unconstrained in bringing ideas forth; the goal is to generate as many ideas as as possible and to provide a rough organisation of the ideas and their interconnections.
- All contributions are valuable and should be added; even if they seem silly or duplicate they may later trigger other better ideas.
- Critical discussion and reorganising/redrafting comes later.
- This is a very simple exercise which will help to give the group an 'identity' and give individuals a sense of 'membership'.
- Simply take a few photographs of them as a group - can be done inside or outside.
- Use a place with consistent lighting hitting students' faces (not backlit)
- Make sure the group is physically close together
- Fill the frame with the group
- Take several shots - they don't need to be serious - have fun :)
- Send the best photo to the convener who will put them online.