Buzz Group

Buzz Group

Published on 5 November 2020

Buzz group is a active learning technique that can be used for brainstorming ideas in a short period of time involving a small group (it could range from 2-3 people to 4-6 people per group). The larger the group, the longer it takes for the group to deci

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Buzz Group
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What is buzz group?
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It is an active learning technique to brainstorm ideas in a small group of 2-3 students  [Note: It is also possible for a medium size group of 4-6 students]
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It is suitable for students to generate ideas in a short time as much as they could
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Do you know why it is called buzz group?
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The activity would produce buzzing sound when many people talk simultaneously 
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How to implement buzz group?
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Form a small group of 2-3 students (highly recommended for better group control)                                             
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Give them a question/topic to discuss                                              
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They have to come out with as many ideas/responses in a short period of time                 
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When to use buzz group
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When you want students to ... 
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Generate as many ideas in a short period of time
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Quickly discuss and decide on certain ideas that they agree on 
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Also if you want your students to ...
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Discuss and agree on specific or precise information/solution 
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What is the main  difference between Think-Pair-Share and Buzz Group?
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Think-Pair-Share
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Students have to think or complete a task individually first
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Buzz Group
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Students can discuss together without having to think or complete a task individually first
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Similarity?
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Both (Think-Pair-Share and Buzz Group) involves a small group of students and can be done in a short period of time 
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How to conduct online buzz group?
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You can use platforms such as Jamboard or Padlet and such or Breakout room in WebEx or Google Meet or Zoom
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Give students a question
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Set a time for discussion
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Need more information?
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References
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Brewer, E. W. (1997) 13 Proven Ways to Get Your Message Across: The Essential Reference for Teachers, Trainers,  Presenters, and Speakers, California: Corwin https://kstoolkit.org/buzz-groups https://dms.nasc.org.np/sites/default/files/documents/ Buzz%20Group%20Method%20(PPP).pdf
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#FSSH#SOE#FSSHRISINGSTAR #FSSHFREE#SOEFREE#SKAFREE 
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All the best!