1. Demonstrate effective discussion group leadership skills.
The hierarchical approach is used to continue the instructional analysis of
step 6 from the goal analysis shown in Figure 3.7 (p. 58 ) . Three main
actions have been identified as behaviors that aid in
managing cooperative group interaction— engender cooperative member behaviors,
defuse blocking behaviors of members, and alleviate group stress during a
meeting. These three actions are illustrated and sequenced in the following diagram.
Because they are not related hierarchically, there is some latitude in how they
are sequenced. Engender cooperative member action is listed first because it is
the most straightforward and positive of the three actions; defusing blocking
behaviors is listed second because it is a complement to positive actions, and
alleviate group stress is listed last. In the superordinate skill, skill 6, the
learner integrates the three subordinate skills to manage cooperative group